A profile of Cupid for Valentine’s Day – be warned, it’s NOT pretty!

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I used to be innocent and naive and think Cupid was a sweet little cherub who just happened to carry a bow and arrow for fun. Surely this pure angel would only ever shoot an arrow for good? For the sake of Happiness?

How deluded can one be?

I finally met Cupid, he smiled at me and I saw his fangs.
You might think it is a mere cheeky glint you see in Cupid’s eyes but don’t be fooled – it is in fact the reflection of his nasty streak and the evidence identifying the psychopath.
Now, I know that the sweet rounded cheeks are hiding an army of sharp, pointed teeth, ready to bite and tear chunks out of a soft fleshy heart.

The arrows are steeped in poison and will slowly paralyse, render one’s mind and heart powerless, bring on pain, suffering and inexorable decay. Cupid does indeed shoot arrows for fun, like an evil, out of control child who pulls the tails of cats and dismembers insects – laughing with glee as he does.

If you and Cupid ever happen to cross paths, do yourself a favour and look the other way – otherwise you might just find yourself with your ass in a sling. Don’t say I didn’t warn you!

*I posted this exactly a year ago…in case you haven’t guessed yet, I hate Valentine’s Day… I don’t just dislike it but actually hate it. It’s always been that way, when I was single and when I wasn’t. Boyfriends would get a shock when they turned up on my doorstep with a bunch of flowers and I would yell at them: “what did you fucking do that for? Are you one of those? NO, we’re not going to a fucking restaurant tonight, we’re having cheese on toast, here! And I think there should be no sex either, as a protest against this Valentine’s day bullshit.” Okay, so I didn’t actually yell . And I could never go through with the no sex part.

But, seriously, from the vomit inducing commercialisation to the smug display of “fake” love that’s only bound to depress sensitive single souls out there…the number of people who go all out on Valentine’s and then show all the romance of a paper clip the rest of the time…it’s sickening.
If you want to celebrate love, do it by being loyal, honest, and considerate all year long. People truly secure in their relationship don’t get caught up in this silly tomfoolery, it’s for insecure souls only.

Don’t be fooled and get depressed at the sight of those couples in restaurants or those desperately clutching hands in the street…chances are he’s cheating on her, or she’s cheating on him, and if they’re not cheating, they probably just barely tolerate each other the rest of the year – they’re just trying to prove something to themselves, and the rest of the sheep out there.
However, if you’re one of those in a happy relationship and you truly enjoy Valentine’s day, then don’t let my cynicism (realism more like) put you off (as if you would anyway) πŸ˜‰

Image credit: qrumzsjem.deviantart.com

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58 thoughts on “A profile of Cupid for Valentine’s Day – be warned, it’s NOT pretty!

      1. Are you kidding? As far as I’m concerned, it should be SBJ everyday! Loool
        I’m sure I could have a word with your wife Matt, I’ve been told I’ve got amazing powers of persuasion πŸ˜‚

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  1. Too strong this your article I really like. πŸ™‚
    The irony is really special images are also a lot of fun. πŸ™‚
    Compliments are very good.
    Good continuation for all, greetings.

    Soul.

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  2. Totally with you on this one. An acquaintance of mine told me he had to do the dinner, chocolates and flowers thing or she would be furious with him. I thought..”Oh my gosh, stupid people deserve each other.” And those awful cards that say things like “My heart began to truly beat when I first gazed upon your face…” Please…I just want to vomit! I have known so many couples that were so romantic but in the end they broke up because one was cheating etc. That whole manufactured image of love is awful! As usual, you hit the nail on the head!!!

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    1. She would be furious with him? Why? How incredibly ridiculous! That’s exactly what I was talking about, people do it because they feel “they have to.” That’s the worst reason ever.
      Thanks Natascha, I’m glad you agree on this one too πŸ™‚ xxxx

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  3. I can have nothing but the largest smile while reading this. I think we should organize a serious protest, and get all of our girlfriends to go out together. Whatever. Cupid can suck it.

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  4. This has got to be the best Valentine’s post ever, a dose of realism rammed down the throat of a commercially cardboard day. I’m working most of it thankfully but the rest of it will be sat reading a book about death just to make myself unapproachable.

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  5. And to think the day was originally celebrated in memorial to a martyr named Valentine, who died a brutal death in Rome during one of the persecutions of Christians. How, I’ve often wondered, did Cupid ever enter the picture? At any rate, I’ve never had much fondness for the overly-commercialized, contemporary Valentine’s Day either, so . . . great article!

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      1. Last year I would have said kill Cupid but I’ve grown and in a better place this year. I’m just having fun and wanted you to know you’re loved. Valentines is not only for lovers but people loving people. I can tell you have plenty love in your heart inspite of what Cupid did🌿Peace☺️

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      2. Oh, that’s so sweet of you! I have to point out though that I’ve always felt that way about Valentine’s, that opinion has nothing to do with bitterness – I’m in a relationship now 😊 But thank you so much for your lovely thoughts, you’re a star πŸ’œ

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  6. “I used to be innocent and naive and think Cupid was a sweet little cherub who just happened to carry a bow and arrow for fun…. I finally met Cupid, he smiled at me and I saw his fangs” .

    Excellent statement… I am nodding with you with regard to the the commercial side of the celebration… It seems love is not priceless after all…
    But everything has a material base… even Karl Marx would agree o_O
    After all, we can just think of Santa Claus, who is a character created by the mega brand Coca-Cola Sigh… Great post— All my best wishes- Aquileana ⭐

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  7. Chuckles.. A little humor, a little fact filled post and of course, your extreme thoughts.. Pulls back bow.. It snaps.. You just got lucky.. Chuckles
    Happy whatever day it is πŸ™‚

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