Monday, October 31, 2011

A S.I.N.G.L.E. Acrostic


This poem may seem like a total contradiction to my claim to not make a “religion” out of being single. However, nothing can be further from the truth. I just want to embrace my state of singleness while I am still this way.

Besides, I cannot help but relish in the freedom that I have just a little bit. Why not? I am entitled, right?

So anyway, here is a poem I just wrote on my view of being single, using the letters “S.I.N.G.L.E.” to create it.  

Solo I soar above the clouds
Indifferent to the demands of society.
No one can tell me to stay this way, and
Getting married is still an option.
Love is also as close to me as my
Ever-growing capacity to embrace it.

What the Above Poem Means to Me

I believe I am technically single by choice:

 I just was not yet ever ready to get married-not any more ready that the people I dated. I wanted to make sure I enjoyed and did everything I could while I was still single. It is just different than doing the same things while you are married.

Incidentally, I have an update: 

About three years after I wrote this, I have a significant other who I am in a serious relationship with currently. I have not yet got to the point of wanting to be married, but I am trying to know what it is like to actually be in a steady relationship for once.

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