The Loneliest Day

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Valentine's Day can be the loneliest day of the year.

Submitted: February 04, 2008

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The Loneliest Day of the Year

by Gerard Lebel

 

 

 

Here we are again…
 
approaching the doorstep
 
of another Happy Valentine’s Day.

 

A day for which young
 
school children prepare for by
 
cutting, pasting,
 
drawing and folding
 
colored paper into cards
 
to give to their loving parents
and special fellow classmates.

 

A time for handing out and nibbling
 
on little pastel heart candies
 
with loving messages for our
devoted friends such as...
 
‘You’re the Tops‘,
 
‘My Secret Love’ or
 
‘Be Mine‘.

 

A day for lovers
 
to celebrate the affection
 
they have together discovered
by sending long-stemmed
 
red roses and Godiva chocolates.
It’s also a day of first kisses,
 
extraordinary smiles
 
and even marriage proposals.

 

But for some, it’s a day
 
to be reminded of all that
is now vacant from their lives.
So many are long past their school days
of hand-made cards and crushes.

For others, there will be no candy hearts…
no red roses or dark chocolates delivered…
no kisses or special smiles given…
and certainly no marriage proposals.

 

For millions of seniors…
 
orphaned children… 
and the homeless…
it’s just another cold, empty
and lonely day…

 

And any day that you’re unloved is
The loneliest day of the year.

 

 

© Copyright 2008 Gerard Lebel
All rights reserved

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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