It's Valentine's day,
and many are either acting [too] cute for the occasion
or simply going mad trying to do things right [for a change]...
Do I sound cynical?!?
I have a heart just like everyone else,
a beating one too!!
I ain't dead yet.
But matters of the heart are no longer of any concern to me.
It's been burning with passion;
it's been trampled upon by indifference or lies;
it's been bleeding for far too long.
My heart is tired
and I've decided to give it a break
before it totally gives up on me.
But have I given up on Love?
The pure notion of Love?
still a believer!!
give me a break!!
They wouldn't know love even if it spitted in their face.
do I sound cynical to you?!?
I've given Love a fair chance and it proved to be a no-show.
Why bother then?...
I have many tattoos.
It's long been a passion of mine.
for the occasion,
I dug up and scanned an old drawing of mine,
a heart which is tattooed on my left calf.
I also took a pic this morning of said calf,
blended everything together
Some wear their heart on their sleeve...
I wear mine on my skin.
From paper to skin,
from ink to ink!!
Since I was looking through some old stuff,
I figured why not bring out some old pic I took back in my college days,
in the early 1980s...
Some pic I took at the Botanical Garden,
and which I called "Lip".
Let's see if you can figure out why....
I played with it on Photoshop,
adding filters and textures,
and to make it really corny,
I added a good sentiment,
but one I actually believe in,
none of that Hallmark bullshit...
Something I go by.
So for those in a romantic relationship,
be true to yourselves and to each other.
For the single ones,
keep hoping if you must,
but just make sure of one thing first:
nothing is real!!