Friday, February 14, 2014

A VERY YETI VALENTINE...

SHY YETI'S LOVE POTION...
 
Hello beasties!
 
This week we're focusing on Valentine's Day... I've written quite a few Valentine's poems over the years - although not all of them have appeared on the blog. I'm going to share some of the ones that I have posted here however, not to mention that I'm about to remind you about my Shy Yeti Valentine's Day Special. It's a few years old now and it would have been nice to have filmed a newer episode - but you may well not have seen it. Here is the information and the links:
 
SHY YETI'S VALENTINE'S DAY SPECIAL...
 
This is the 5th episode of SHY YETI ON LOCATION and it has a valentines theme; although not all the poems here are all hearts and flowers - for do please remember that Valentine's Day isn't a happy occasion for everyone! In this episode Paul reads 4 poems: BLUE EYED LOVER, HOPELESS ROMANTIC, WHY AGNES - YOU'RE LOVELY and A LEARNING EXPERIENCE - he also adopts a cup-cake, is interviewed about a poem and buys flowers for the person he most loves in all the world... This video was first posted in February 2010.
 
 
 
Next up here are some of the other valentine's related things that I've been up to over the years:
 
One year ago I was discussing my latest book...
 
 
Back in 2012 I was recording a Valentine's Day radio show...
 
 
Four years ago I was performing at the MEDICINE MOUTH - LOVED UP show which was my first paid gig.
 
 
Six Years ago now I posted my favourite self-written Valentine's poems, THE UNGRATEFUL VALENTINE.
 
 
Before we go I am pleased to be able to unveil one of two new Valentine's themed poems that I have written this week, IN PLACE OF A HEART... The second piece, IDIOT IN LOVE I'll be saving for my A YETI WAY OF THINKING poem... I hope you enjoy the new piece!
 
Over the next week or so, I'll be looking ahead to some up and coming projects - my first overseas trip of 2014 and the recording of my third album; not to mention sharing more new poems.
 
More soon!
 
Yeti hugs,
 
Paul xx
 

IN PLACE OF A HEART…

 
Are you game for a laugh?
It’s so easy to mock…
When in place of a heart –
Simply lies there, a rock…
When you cannot feel love –
And you cannot feel pain –
With no hope of reprieve…
Your good looks on the wane!
You don’t need empathy –
If you’re not integrating –
Standing stony and silent…
Like some statue, just waiting.
But you’re still left in doubt –
When you see couples kissing…
For when your heart’s made of rock –
There’s so much there you are missing!

 
When you’re playing it cool –
It is hard to be nice…
When in place of a heart –
Sits a sliver of ice…
When you live on the edge –
When you’ve nothing to fear…
When you dare not applaud –
Let alone shed a tear…
You have no sympathy –
You will watch me sit, fretting…
Thinking just of yourself –
Who cares who you're upsetting!
But you are making me melt –
You’ve reduced me to slush –
But as your heart’s made of ice –
It’s an unfortunate crush…

 
So if cupid he calls
It’s just better to pass…
When in place of a heart –
You’ve a nugget of glass…
When you’ve no Valentine –
And you know you can’t win…
Ignore their withering looks –
And take it all on the chin…
You’re a nobody now –
Don’t pretend you’re just shy!
When you’re hollow inside –
Bid the world a goodbye…
For your body’s grown cold –
You’ve lost all warmth and heating…
But a heart made of glass –
Pretty soon will stop beating!

IN PLACE OF A HEART appears in my 2014 collection, A YETI WAY OF THINKING due out in the autumn. This post is Copyright Paul Chandler 2014.

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