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you’re not single because you didn’t forward that chain letter,
because your replies were too quick
because you missed one of his
because you said the wrong thing.

you’re not single because
your tits are too small or
her ass looks better in those pants or
you have a stomach or
“men want women with curves.”

you’re not single because you’re messy
you’re not single because you’re not ladylike enough
because you don’t fit in
because you’re too ugly
because you’re too this, you’re not enough of that.

you’re not single because who would date somebody like you?

you’re not single because you fall in love too easily,
or because you don’t open up enough.
you are not single because your heart is too big
or too small.

relationships are not gained through meticulousness,
at how precisely your words land
and how perfect your face is when you laugh.

you are not single because it’s what you deserve.

you are single because
you are single.
psychologists warn us not to find patterns,
not to make connections
when there are none to be found because

there is no man in the moon, the virgin mary’s face
did not spring up on a grilled cheese sandwich, and
you are not single because of anything you have
or haven’t done.

you are single
because you are single

and

don’t let them tell you
that it’s not okay.

don’t let them tell you
that you cannot be a force of nature
when you have no one’s hand to hold.

don’t ever let them tell you that, alone,
you cannot still
burn.
Epilogue: I love you all. :heart:
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:icongamerchic286:
gamerchic286 Featured By Owner May 17, 2015  Student General Artist
I'm single because the boys are to stupid to understand me and to dumb to listen. That or I don't want to date stupid boys.
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tekmon1980 Featured By Owner May 9, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
'm single because of that fact that i'm a freak, stupid male virgin that dont go outside... and spend all his time on a PC. 
thats the point.
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:iconbrittanniarain:
BrittanniaRain Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
happily divorced...thank you!
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:iconcolbalt-rain:
colbalt-rain Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014   Writer
:heart:
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:iconcammie-pink:
Cammie-Pink Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014   Artist
I wish i had found this poem sooner. it's sad that the world always feel the the need to force us to be with someone anyone
without ever knowing that being with someone or anyone does not guarantee happiness.
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:iconcolbalt-rain:
colbalt-rain Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014   Writer
The belief that we can't function alone - it's another form of putting people down. 
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:iconcammie-pink:
Cammie-Pink Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014   Artist
that is true. 
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:iconpointerofreality:
Pointerofreality Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014
A paradox, I'm single cause I really don't want to be =/
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:iconlybysilsa:
lybysilsa Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so beautiful and inspiring.... I'm almost a sr in high school, and I've never dated.....No one has ever asked me out...
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:iconamyellend:
AmyEllend Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey ! Don't wait for people to ask you out :la: If you like someone, go ahead and try. Sometimes, guys can be flattered, or even be impressed. Just be subtil, and everything will be good :heart:

Have a nice day !
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:iconlybysilsa:
lybysilsa Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
...I'm scared to...
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:iconamyellend:
AmyEllend Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Nooo you should not ! =( Self confidence is an important thing :heart: (I know, it's easy to tell... x))
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:iconlybysilsa:
lybysilsa Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I just don't know.....I'm not sure he if he even likes me. we're friends, and I don't want to ruin it. I feel like I would mess up because he's dated people before...
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:icondesiree407:
Desiree407 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
There's no harm in trying.
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:iconcolbalt-rain:
colbalt-rain Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014   Writer
Thank you. <3 And you're young. You have your entire life ahead of you. Stay hopeful. :)
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:iconlybysilsa:
lybysilsa Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, I know... It just becomes difficult when people keep asking why and accusing me of being a lesbian. Though I don't have anything against them, I'm just not into that.
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gamerchic286 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2015  Student General Artist
i understand you there,i one told two boys to fuck off after they tried flirting with me,and then the next day some girl comes up to me and ask if im lesbian since i dont have a boyfriend.
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MaxxToron Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Aaaaaaaaaaaand I'm crying again. This poem is beautiful. C'est tres magnifique, mademoiselle. Tres magnifique. 
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:iconcolbalt-rain:
colbalt-rain Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014   Writer
:love: Thank you. 
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:iconmaxxtoron:
MaxxToron Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Even though I'm not single, it really reminded me of how shitty I felt when I wasn't in a relationship. I actually might have a friend of mine read this. She's really upset about the fact that she can't get a boyfriend. 
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:iconcolbalt-rain:
colbalt-rain Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014   Writer
I know quite a few people I should show this to. They feel like being single is their greatest character flaw. It's really sad. :/
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:iconmaxxtoron:
MaxxToron Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Indeed. I suppose they just don't feel accepted without a lover. 
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:iconapinktardis:
ApinkTardis Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ugh so beautiful. I love this.
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:iconcolbalt-rain:
colbalt-rain Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014   Writer
Thank you!
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:iconapinktardis:
ApinkTardis Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Panda Emoji-07 (Snuggy) [V1] 
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:iconsquiddy-chan:
Squiddy-chan Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014
Wonderful. This is very inspiring~ :3
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:iconcolbalt-rain:
colbalt-rain Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014   Writer
:heart: Thank you very much. 
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:iconsquiddy-chan:
Squiddy-chan Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014
You're very welcome~
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:iconcocoru:
Cocoru Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you.  I needed this so much.  Just.  Thank you...
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:iconcolbalt-rain:
colbalt-rain Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014   Writer
:love: You're welcome.
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:iconrenaisangel:
RenaisAngel Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014  Student General Artist
i have so many feels right now
you make me feel better about myself
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:iconcolbalt-rain:
colbalt-rain Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014   Writer
I'm happy to hear it. :)
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:iconrenaisangel:
RenaisAngel Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014  Student General Artist
:)
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:iconsorosoro:
Sorosoro Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014
Your single because of your own reasons. Be them good or bad. I'm single. And I don't give a damn to what others say.. even though I'm a guy.
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:iconcolbalt-rain:
colbalt-rain Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014   Writer
It honestly shouldn't matter. Being alone or part of a union shouldn't define anyone.
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:iconsorosoro:
Sorosoro Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014
What defines one is themselves. Naught else.
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:iconstreamstripe:
Streamstripe Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you. This really helped me. It is very, very well written.

And everyone remember, every relationship makes you understand yourself better. You grow. ^^
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:iconcolbalt-rain:
colbalt-rain Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014   Writer
You're welcome! :love: And I can personally attest to that last statement.
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:iconkillerkawaiikitsune:
KillerKawaiiKitsune Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014  Professional General Artist
oh my god... I... thank you. I have no words to express how grateful I am to you for this. I actually just got finished destroying the ring I was going to give to my ex-girlfriend.... I really needed this.
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:iconcolbalt-rain:
colbalt-rain Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014   Writer
You're welcome. :3
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:iconsilly-redpanda:
silly-redpanda Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This made my day
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:iconcolbalt-rain:
colbalt-rain Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014   Writer
That's awesome! :D
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:iconangeline-black:
angeline-black Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I really needed this :hug:
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:iconcolbalt-rain:
colbalt-rain Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014   Writer
:huggle:
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angeline-black Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:hug:
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e-herowindmaster Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Pretty sure I'm single because I want to be, but this piece is well-written. It's a great little piece telling people to like themselves for themselves and not to get caught up in the dating scene just because, and I think that's a rare gem coming from someone else. Kudos.
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:iconcolbalt-rain:
colbalt-rain Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014   Writer
Thank you!
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:iconimmortalmina:
immortalmina Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
This made me cry.  Sadly I do think of the many chain letters, among other things in this. lol  But at the end of the day I know I'm single because I do not meet men and when I do they are nothing like me.
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:iconcolbalt-rain:
colbalt-rain Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014   Writer
I'm sorry for making you cry, and I wish you all the best in finding someone. :heart:
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:iconimmortalmina:
immortalmina Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
That's okay, I mean that's when you know it's a good piece.  Thanks, I will keep trying!
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