Monthly Archives: August 2014

Valentine Haiku 2014


I should have posted this several months ago.  Right after Valentine’s Day, as a matter of fact, because that’s when I wrote it.  Oh well, better late than never.

From my previous entry, you might come to the conclusion that Valentine’s Day is not one of my favorite holidays.  And you would be right.  Probably the only thing that makes me look forward to Valentine’s Day is February 15 — the day after, when the stores begin discounting the remaining candy 50% or more.  (And yes, you can give the credit for my feelings toward the day to She Who Does Not Deserved To Be Named.)

This year, I was in both at least a semi-contemplative and semi-creative mood.  I was listening to one of the two songs that passes for a love song for me these days.  (The other is by The Who, and I’ll leave it to you to decide which song that might be.)  As I was listening to this particular Bon Jovi song, my mind began juggling words around, and a haiku quickly took shape.

A day or two after Valentine’s Day, I shared the haiku with a friend who had posted some poetry expressing a similar sentiment on her blog.  She was . . . somewhat surprised, I think.  She never expected to see Bon Jovi as the subject of a haiku.

I had meant to post the haiku not long after sharing it with her.  For whatever reason, though, I haven’t managed to get to it until now.

Keep one thing in mind as you read this.  Valentine’s Day this year was a relatively good one for me.  And without further ado, I present:


Anthem for today
Is “You Give Love A Bad Name”;
Bon Jovi was right.


Copyright © 2014 Johnny Carruthers