Candy Love

A Funny Valentine's Day Poem for Kids

Rate this poem
465 votes

From the book My Cat Knows Karate

Chocolate assortments
and little pink hearts.
Hershey’s Kiss Roses
and sour SweeTarts.

All of these candies
arrived with some cards,
sending me mushy
romantic regards.

Valentine’s Day,
what a troublesome date.
Don’t like the cards,
but the candy is great!

 — Kenn Nesbitt

Copyright © 2018. All Rights Reserved.

Reading Level: Grade 3

Topics: Food Poems, Holiday Poems, Love Poems, Valentine's Day


About This Poem

I like to think this poem speaks for itself. On Valentine's Day, it's common to give mushy cards saying things like "I Love You" and "Be My Valentine" but it's also traditional to give chocolates and heart-shaped candies.

When I was a kid, I loved the candy, but I thought the cards were dumb, and sometimes even embarrassing. I would have been just as happy getting the candy with no cards at all. So I wrote this poem to express that sentiment. Wouldn't Valentine's Day be better if we just used it as an excuse to give each other candy, and forgot all about the yucky love stuff?

From the Book My Cat Knows Karate

Use This Poem

Would you like to use this poem in your classroom? Would you like permission to reprint, record, recite or broadcast this poem, or set it to music? Please click on one of the following links for permissions and reprint rights information: