Valentine’s Day Poem by an Eight-Year-Old

A favorite Valentine’s poem by an eight year old girl:

Valentine’s Day

I hate you so much

Too much love and all that stuff.

I hate you Valentine’s Day

OK?

Soon enough Valentine’s Day will become fraught with expectations and will likely alternate between heartbreak and euphoria. But for now it is a comfort to know that we aren’t yet witnessing the ups and downs of romance, breakups, and petty quarrels.

There will be some great Valentine years and some bad ones. Something tells me this poem will be a manifesto for the bad ones.