Thursday, 14 February 2013

My Funny Valentine, 2013


One day for me
There be many like me who have long sought a day when this day will not be spent alone having been battered, bruised, used and abused many times before that we know not what we want anymore.
We are caught in the maelstrom of love being in the air but not our love, it is the love of others living like they have no care in the world because their joy is fulfilled, their heart is content, they are with the one they want to be with and are as happy as can be.
Then again, there are others who cannot be with the one they love to whom one would say, love the one you’re with.
One day for us
But this day must not end just like that, for those who are with none also matter too, maybe before the sun is down the heart might just skip a beat and there will begin a story yet untold to last happily ever after.
We seek our own funny valentine, the sound of the voice, the touch of the hand, the kiss of the lips, the embrace where the warmth is cosier than anything nature can provide, giving life, bringing hope and the dare to touch the sky with fingers entwined.
It need not be so extraordinary, maybe I will settle for nice, but when my love brings joy, laughter, companionship and fun even that beauty will be indescribable.
My Funny Valentine
Ella Fitzgerald [YouTube] sang an interesting variation of My Funny Valentine, the first verse shows we will make do with a lot less and in the end gain a lot more.
Behold the way our fine feathered friend,
His virtue doth parade
Thou knowest not, my dim-witted friend
The picture thou hast made
Thy vacant brow, and thy tousled hair
Conceal thy good intent
Thou noble upright truthful sincere,
And slightly dopey gent
You’re my funny valentine,
Sweet comic valentine,
You make me smile with my heart.
Your looks are laughable, un-photographable,
Yet, you're my favourite work of art.
Is your figure less than greek?
Is your mouth a little weak?
When you open it to speak, are you smart?
But, don't change a hair for me.
Not if you care for me.
Stay little valentine, stay!
Each day is Valentine ’s Day
Is your figure less than greek?
Is your mouth a little weak?
When you open it to speak, are you smart?
But, don't change a hair for me.
Not if you care for me.
Stay little valentine, stay!
Each day is Valentine ’s Day

One I wrote for today, three years ago Where is my funny valentine?

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