Love Yourself: Write a Poem this Valentine’s Season

  1. Joel Jacob
    India Community Specialist Staff Member Feb 11, 2019

    Joel Jacob , Feb 11, 2019 :


    Firstly, a huge thank you to everyone who participated. This contest saw a bunch of different poems which covered pretty much everything to do with Valentine's day: Humour, romance, sadness (a lot of it) and a bunch of poems that made no sense but still managed to crack us up.

    Judging the winning poem was quite hard cause we I had to look for creative entries as well as poems which stuck to the theme of 'Love Yourself'. And with that, I closed in on the top entry for the contest. Our winner is @palc for a poem that captured the theme and also painted a good, relatable picture.

    Title: Tighten my sail.
    There was a time when trees were green,
    Life had colors and shone pristine.
    Then you wrecked a havoc, raised storms,
    One that made trees go pale, leaching with worms.
    Dull grey everything became,
    And hence I tightened my sail;

    Decided to keep on going, oh yes!
    This is the end to this journey, who says?
    I am the sailor and this is my ship!
    I decided I will not let it slip.
    Bright, again, everything became
    Ever since I decided to tighten my own sail.
    And with this, we bring our contest to an end. A shoutout to our friends from other parts of the world who contributed and a special mention to @YRJ (Actually loved your hindi poem xD), @buntycubal and @luxuskamel (For the unconventional poetry writing skills), @Bouncer71 (Nice way to end with BFMV) and @script for their creative entries.


    Hey everyone,

    Owing to the hike in the number of poems flooding every Instagram feed this Valentine's season, I thought it would be a good time to ride the poetry wave.

    I recently came across a 'poem' on my feed that fit the theme of ‘Love yourself’, right to the point. Check it out:

    in love
    with your solitude

    Question is - If this poem can be shared by people and get thousands of likes, can anyone write a good Valentine’s Day poem? Let’s give it a shot.

    I believe there’s a good amount of creative writing ability in each one of us here. (Even trolling takes brains). So, let’s put our creativity to test with our theme for this Valentine’s Day.

    Here’s the challenge:
    Come up with a poem of any sort around the theme of ‘Love Yourself’. Your poem could be serious, funny, romantic or could even be a total satirical piece of poetry. Just note this one point: Please keep your poems clean!

    The last date to submit your poems is 14th February.

    The top entry wins a pair of OnePlus Bullets Wireless earphones and a customized Valentine's Day card created by our design team, which will feature the winning poem.

    I’ll start with a poem for reference and you guys can follow.

    Title: Love Yourself

    A true lover never forgets
    To pick a flower
    To have a shower
    To count every hour

    But a lover must forget all these cues
    If a lover doesn’t want to play by the rules
    And get some self-love instead​

    (Note: Your poem can even be as short as two lines)

    Love yourself! Let’s get going.
    Last edited: Feb 22, 2019

  2. Joel Jacob
    India Community Specialist Staff Member Feb 11, 2019

    Joel Jacob , Feb 11, 2019 :
    Alternate poem:

    Title: New V-day, same me.

    I still wait for the day when I will finally find love
    I still wait for that pop-up message which says
    “Will you be my valentine?”
    But you see, the thing is
    I don’t ever want to switch out of Gaming DND


  3. Moin2200
    KitKat Feb 11, 2019

    Moin2200 , Feb 11, 2019 :
    Roses are red, violets are blue
    I’m all alone, and so are you.

  4. Akash Pagar
    Froyo Feb 11, 2019

    Akash Pagar , Feb 11, 2019 :
    It's not you I think of,it's me
    finally it's going to be just me at the end
    and also it's my job

  5. prathapdevan
    Cupcake Feb 11, 2019

    prathapdevan , Feb 11, 2019 :
    என் அருகே நீ இருக்க...

    இவ்வுலகம் நான் மறக்க...

    முத்தம் ஒன்று போதாது என்பேன்...

    முதல் முத்தம் தந்தவளே....

    மூச்சு அடங்கும் வரை முத்தம் தா...

    முதல் முத்தம் முதல் கடைசி முத்தம் வரை...

    சொல்லடி பெண்ணே..

    காதில் விழும் உன் சொற்கள் எல்லாம் கவிதையாய் கேட்கிறது...

    சொற்களே கவிதை என்றால்...

    குரல் ஒலி இசை என்பேன்...

    கண் பார்வை காந்தம் என்பேன்...

    உன் கொஞ்சல் சமாதானம் என்பேன்....

    உன் வெட்கம் அழகு என்பேன்....

  6. YRJ
    Marshmallow Feb 11, 2019

    YRJ , Feb 11, 2019 :
    Okay this is something interesting..... I will put my thinking cap on and let's see what I can come up with! Will add my entry soon....
    Meanwhile I'll leave this here :p

    Happy valentine's day love birds :p

    Happy Valentine's Day
    Who do you love? Ft. YRJ
    It all started the very first time I saw you,
    Infactuation it was, but I wanted to know you.
    Never knew that a simple exchange of smiles could mean so much..... I am still tryna figure,
    What is its worth?

    Anxiously waiting for a glimpse of you,
    Seeking an opportunity to talk to you,
    Texting and replying with trembling hands....
    Making sure nothing goes into wrong hands....
    Is this your definition of love?
    If yes, then I guess I was in one...

    The lipstick isn't all, that I wanted to taste.....
    Following and falling for you was a waste.
    Physical features do not last for long,
    I would embrace you wrinkles and all your flaws.
    For I loved you, your soul alone
    The immortal part that would never be sold.

    Now I am looking for someone who would care,
    Who would not leave me even in the depths of my dispair.
    Oh alas no one was a match, but wait there is.... still a catch!

    I looked around to make sure I had seen it all
    I turned to the still waters as they allow in one and all.
    The waters they showed a new reflection,
    As if my quest was a different inflection.
    A faint figure of a man who would care,
    Said to me something, no one would have dared....

    "No one knows you better than you know yourself
    Do the thing you want, don't wait for someone else"

    Well that was it, the end was near.
    I had for once learned it right here....
    A mad race for beauty and material ends,
    We all know that this is not how you mend.

    A burning fire subsides in me......
    I have finally found the myself in me.
    Let's love something that's eternal,
    The one thats independent of chapstick and wrinkles.
    It's the time of the year to revisit yourself and give your yourself the loving that it deserves.
    Love yourself :)

    Last edited: Feb 13, 2019

  7. Cheetosdust
    Starting Point Expert Feb 11, 2019

    Cheetosdust , Feb 11, 2019 :
    The "love yourself" part got me thinking. Something like this?

    "Right hand,
    always got me away from danger
    drumming at my own demand.
    I also have a left one, I called it the stranger."

    You can use it as template, 95% of the forums.

  8. Cheetosdust
    Starting Point Expert Feb 11, 2019

    Cheetosdust , Feb 11, 2019 :
    And let's not forget this beautiful poem @SJBoss wrote around Valentine's Day 2018.

    "I honk and I beep,
    Come here, you won’t escape.
    My love, my sheep,
    Oh so much fun and then I vape."

    Stunning work, as usual ;)
    Last edited: Feb 11, 2019

  9. The1Lion
    Marshmallow Feb 11, 2019

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  10. Darshil_Raichura
    Honeycomb Feb 11, 2019

  11. G_plusone
    Marshmallow Feb 11, 2019

    G_plusone , Feb 11, 2019 :
    Somebody gotta block that thing :mad:

  12. The1Lion
    Marshmallow Feb 11, 2019

    The1Lion , Feb 11, 2019 :
    What was it when I looked in the mirror at me?
    What power had captured me
    and made me powerless to flee?

    What has chained me through and through
    so I cannot live without the sight of you
    the opposite me?

    The name of love does not apply!
    It's commonness does not descry,
    the haunted, painful cry
    that my heart makes for thee

    That my soul internal,
    makes for thee, who is me.

    :smile::smile::smile::smile: - wait! where's my mirror!!! :fearscream:

  13. camohan
    Marshmallow Moderator Feb 11, 2019

    camohan , Feb 11, 2019 :
    That's gross...!!!

    YRJ, buntycubal, G_plusone and 3 others like this.
  14. G_plusone
    Marshmallow Feb 11, 2019

  15. Muditkhanna998
    Froyo Feb 11, 2019

    Muditkhanna998 , Feb 11, 2019 :
    The dismissal:

    You were a traitor of this human heart,

    I was sailor of this beloved ship.

    You were the mermaid of this abysmal sea,

    Both acting like vagabonds of a homeless trip.

    You were soothing sound of the Cello,

    Blending across the hearts in pain.

    I was a broke champ in chaos of life,

    Leering for sunshine in the crash of rain..

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  16. the_o2
    User of the Year 2018 Feb 11, 2019

    the_o2 , Feb 11, 2019 :
    Love yourself
    But why
    Because nobody loves you
    Now go to the corner and cry.

  17. Harpreet541999
    Gingerbread Feb 11, 2019

    Harpreet541999 , Feb 11, 2019 :
    Love is in the air, they say
    Love is in god's prayer, they say
    Love is all u need
    why die in love when you can live in Love this way.

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  18. buntycubal
    User of the Year 2017 Feb 11, 2019

    buntycubal , Feb 11, 2019 :
    I murdered my valentine just to get a thrill,
    Then I got scared & called @luxuskamel ,
    I stand over his dead body with fresh flower,
    Holding @meatandy Beretta gun lower,
    He was laying on the floor
    with eyes like my grandma Skylar,
    @Cheetosdust better not read this,
    as a homicide occur,
    I'm gonna charge with a crime,
    & Cops gonna be me after.
    The murder trial was sensation,
    @B_Wrath & @the_o2 Watch it on news channel,
    Wound after , wound after wound,
    All over his dead body,
    then the worst happen ,
    Jury pee in their trouser,
    silent & angry now I sits in my cell,
    With my mind opaque , hatred & my rage.....

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  19. the_o2
    User of the Year 2018 Feb 11, 2019

    the_o2 , Feb 11, 2019 :
    And the tag again don't work,
    The community app again failed to work,

  20. camohan
    Marshmallow Moderator Feb 11, 2019

    camohan , Feb 11, 2019 :
    For all the empty hearts searching for the Valentine
    Here is a short story :

    A boy proposed a girl, girl refused and the boy lived happily ever after!


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