Polly

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Farewell Singleton

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A prompt for a Valediction happened as a friend re-married…

Farewell Singleton

Farewell again to single life,
farewell to doing what you like,
goodbye to late night chats on’t phone,
ta’ra to Facebook at midnight.

Forget the blogging at 2am,
don’t think of breakfast at Strensham,
and as for nightclubs, it’s you they’ll miss,
(let’s face it, you were a right ‘un!)

Today you wed your second hub,
today you tie the knot,
today you’ll say farewell to mates,
(you will not be forgot… )

Those blind dates they arranged for you,
were dismal in extremis,
thank goodness match.com found
the man for whom you gave up Martinis.

Farewell again to single life,
farewell to doing what you like,
goodbye to late night chats on’t phone,
ta’ra to Facebook at midnight.

 

Polly Stretton Β© 2016

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43 thoughts on “Farewell Singleton

  1. Single life? What’s that? I haven’t known it for almost 25 years now. Yikes.

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  2. Wow … impressive Mrs R πŸ˜‰

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  3. Congrats..more than an anecdote..more like a milestone..

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  4. Loved this! I need one written for me called “hello to single life…”

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  5. smiles…hey whatever it takes to find them eh?
    so is this non fiction?
    i rather like the rather sing song nature to this…

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  6. I couldn’t believe my cousin found her future hubby through an online dating…luck I guess ~ Well hopefully its all worth it in the end ~

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    • One of my friends met her hub through a dating agency (old style – huge press ad – biggest agency in UK) 35 years ago and still going strong. It was worth it for them. But as I say, the poem is largely invented πŸ™‚

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  7. I really like the rhyme in this poem…it made it feel fun and this could be a sad poem instead.

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  8. …aww… congratz to friend… well 21 is just a the beginning of enjoyment to singlehood… haha… too long way to go before i settle… smiles… this is so fun to read Polly… glad you shared it… smiles…

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    • hey-hey Kelvin! Great prompt, thank you.

      At 21 you won’t be worrying, I hope, just enjoying being a singleton. There’s much to be said for it, if memory serves πŸ˜‰

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  9. Love the rythm and rhyme to this, and you tell the story wonderfully. Nice one!

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  10. no more single life and blind dates, but what is on the other side?

    Reactivated

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  11. very fun, whimsical read

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  12. This made me smile…having said goodbye to the single life way more than 35 years ago…and not missing it much (perhaps the clubbing a little bit when the wind is blowing from the right direction and the moon is in the right phase) πŸ™‚

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  13. I was a divorced mom for years, and must tell you, I remarried 15 years ago. Lex is in his room sleeping. It’s 11 pm and I’m up blogging. We have crafted our hours so there is peace and quiet for him in the early morning, and the house to myself at night. As for the “lovey-dovey” part, our relationship stays fresh with one phrase: “Your place or mine?” It’s like dating again.

    Having said that, I loved your poem. I hope it doesn’t turn out that way (except for Facebook, largely a waste of time), but if it does, he had better be WORTH it!! Thanks, Polly. Also, I love the word “singleton” ever since reading “Bridget Jones’ Diary.” Such an elegant phrase for what one views as tragic while BEING it, and missed like hell after marriage… Great! Amy

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  14. I was a divorced mum for years, Amy. Geoff and I have been married for 15 years too. Like you and Lex, we’ve worked out ways of doing our own thing and continuing to enjoy each other’s company. For example, it’s around 6am here and he’s just gone to get ready to photograph motorbike races while I’m blogging.

    However, there is more than a pinch of poetic license in my poem πŸ˜‰ so pleased you enjoyed it..

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  15. Lots of wry humour there! It does sound like a song and I like the informal language – very appropriate fora wedding speech.

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  16. ha smiles…you have to let go of certain things to have your hand free for others… cool that they found each other on the internet…my SIL found her husband through an online dating service as well…and a good match it is..smiles

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  17. Well wishing you the best into coupledom… still on my second marriage…didn’t meet him online but only started blogging in the last couple of years…hmmm is that a subtle message I’m getting…oh dear! πŸ™‚ Nah…all good!

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  18. heh-heh ~ mine would too! No bad thing for a writer πŸ™‚

    I really like the emire theme, too … very tempted

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  19. Ha..due to work issues, I have been living away from my husband quite a bit but we’ d just shifted things around a bit so we will be together more. I am happy but am a little worried about those 2 am bogging seasons! K.

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  20. Let t’phone ring, hit t’pub instead. Screw t’Facebook, try t’garlic bread, its t’future πŸ˜‰

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  21. Love this…so clever, Polly. And the opening and closing verses are perfect…and so true! πŸ™‚

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  22. This sailed along with such ease and playfulness. Thoroughly enjoyable.

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