Entertainment of Tuesday, 14 February 2017
The Finest Happy Valentine, the day is here again
To make sworn lovers happy and rain
Affection, attention, pleasure and presents.
On their one true love who keep them sane.
What’s this I hear? May I repeat hearsay
That the single and available endure this period in pain
As married people with relationships strong
And dating folk doing Biblical wrong
Plus courting folk looking to sing same song.
All show and tell boldly to whom they belong
As we give, some send what they can hardly afford.
Some give their time and presence to a sweetheart in accord.
Some send love via prose afar to whom they long
To see, hold and do something inside so strong.
But love is what matters, not the rags and tatters
We buy today and discard tomorrow
Give with pleasure, not under undue pressure
Pledge loyalty over cheating with gifts that bring sorrow.
Some buy presents and send back to themselves
To deceive friends they’ve lined up lovers on their shelves
But are lonely as a leper on a bicycle.
Plenty social media presence; no real present people
To reach out and touch is a sweet feeling
To rest a head on a shoulder, so appealing
If you have your one lover, hold on tight
Many want to be you, praying, fasting and believing
If you fell out with your love, lose the pride and fix it.
All lovers fuss and fight, guess you didn’t know it
If you’re now talking as they say, do what’s right
If just one loves you, thank God and enjoy it
The pool is drying up, “many people dey chew’
Pray but move or you’ll die lonely in the pew
Love is real, it brings sweet satisfaction
But if you sit and wait at home, you’ll get no action
We need love, God please command and renew
The supply of loyalty, industry and beauty, we pray you
You gave Adam his Eve, remember, Lord have mercy
To live and sleep alone is one human controversy
Too many spend too much time texting
Instead of meeting, greeting, conversing and progressing
Holding hands, having laughs and arguments too
Falling apart, knowing better and coming back cool
Learning about the likes and dislikes of a select few
To make an informed choice and seeing it through
Lone snapping and flexing with selfies and tall stories
Loneliness is real, coming to a cinema near you
Boo & Bae have crowds yet are lonely too
More than 10,000 strong likers, friends and followers
Not a single available one has yet found you
Be not other people’s husbands and wives borrowers
Pose and act are good for tv, modeling and movies
But tape’s not rolling, cut the crappies
Make real friends and choose the one with whom to be luvvies
Life is too long to be lived sad and lonely
And too short to impress any cyber body
The Heavens and the Earth show us to love and be loved
Even poor souls are truly loved by somebody
Get up, stand up, there’s a partner for you
Dress up, show up, they’ve been searching for you too
A journey of a thousand miles begins with one step
Get off the self-pity or high horse, quick step
Or Highlife, Azonto, Kizomba and dab
Be cheerful, respectable, be fun, don’t be a crab
You are not perfect, neither is he, she or I
If you love somebody, move, leave the reason why
Today is the day, do something before you die
Be my Valentine, let’s be happy forever or a while” -HRB 1 #love #happiness #valentine #hisroyalblackness #hrbfamily #marriage
The writer: Kwasi Kyei Darkwah is a multiple award-winning Media, Culture and Tourism expert with poetry, fashion design and mentorship in etiquette and creative enterprise as his passions.
He is CEO of media, brands and culture consultancy The Finest Productions.
He holds a Master of Arts Degree from London Metropolitan University.