Valentine’s Day

POETRY FORMAT, 15 Feb 2021

Dr. Ravi P. Bhatia – TRANSCEND Media Service

Enjoy, have fun this special Day
It is more special — it’s a Sunday
Go to expensive Hotels, Getaways
With your loved one, Offer Gifts
Hope that loved one does not become an ex
Hope that you also receive some Return Gifts

But what if you don’t have a beloved
Whom do you go out with
Whom do you offer your gift
Who will accept your lift

I have found a way out — a solution
In this Day and Age of pollution
Look for a forlorn lonely person
Ask if he/she will sit with you
Will they have some free time to share with you

They will smile — they have all the time
Only thing they don’t have, is a dime

Go out and listen to their stories
It will satisfy them more
More than what you offer
Berries or Pastries

Don’t worry if they don’t ask your story
Of broken love, longing and misery
You can always add a few lines to this poetry


Dr Ravi P Bhatia is a member of the TRANSCEND Network for Peace Development Environment, an educationist, Gandhian scholar and peace researcher. Retired professor, Delhi University. His new book, A Garland of Ideas—Gandhian, Religious, Educational, Environmental was published recently in Delhi.

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