Originally published in the Journal Inquirer Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013
by Kristen J. Tsetsi
So “down wiv valentiney things”
“Down wiv love” I say.
Down with all the bears in mugs
IT’S JUST ANOTHER DAY!!
So reads the final stanza of the poem “Valentine Schmalentine” by Charlotte Scadeng, who submitted the poem to an Anti-Valentine’s Day poetry competition hosted some time ago by Daily Info, Oxford, an online guide for visitors to the city of Oxford, United Kingdom.
Scadeng’s entry didn’t win the competition; Anna Morgan took the prize with her untitled ode to an ex, the second stanza of which begins thus: “I hate you, you’re icky, you’re like an old leech. / I hate you, you look like a whale that is beached.” Continue reading