By TONY SOLIS
My Bitter-Sweet Valentine
is in the air — not! It’s February so let’s be honest with one another as
Valentine’s Day rapidly approaches. How many of you really give a darn about
Valentine’s Day? How many of you really care? More so, how many of you want to
go through the trouble of being romantic?
you’re young, I don’t mean in age, but time in the saddle with that
significant other, than you’re probably one of those that plan a dinner by
candlelight in a pretty swanky restaurant and topped off by a walk on the
beaches of Waikiki under that big old Manapua in the sky.
I’ve been married for 12 or 13 years and let me say this, Valentine’s Day
does not have the impact that it once had. Cupid’s arrow is dull. His bow is
fragile and his wings are worn. Is this a bad thing? No way! This is a good
thing believe it or not. Why? This may be the first sign that your relationship
is showing some signs of real growth. You’ve passed that fairy tale mode and
are on the road to getting in touch with some real feelings.
married couples understand that Valentine’s Day is a day with no real
significance. Come on! Should you use one day out of the year to be romantic
when you should have been doing this sporadically throughout the year?
The following is a poem of one who has been through many a
Valentine’s Day and have come to know the meaning of valentine’s then and
now. Honey, I hope you enjoy…
Remember when I first said I would do anything for you and
your heart would melt?
But the truth of the matter is that’s now how I really felt.
Remember when we first gazed
into the sky and named the moon and all the stars?
Well, the truth of the matter is they were never really
Remember when I said to you the first time that I would climb
the highest part of the tangerine tree to give you the sweetest that you
Well, when you weren’t looking
I climbed only about three feet, became dizzy and I used a ladder…
And remember how we felt as
we first kissed and I gently caressed
Well, I was really thinking about how I could get to third
Before you get upset the way you do and before you kick me
Please know this — how I felt
“then” is really how I feel “now.”
you all have what I have and feel how I feel with your one true love.