Single (Poem)

Today,

I am single

"You need a jingle,"

They say.

But I would not gamble

Nor even jumble

My life if I may.

I don't want to have a bingle1

Ain't deserve no finagle2

Can't afford any risks to pay.

Let me be quite simple,

I have no time to intermingle

With gentlemen that pray

On young girls that may kindle

Their evil little swingles3

That end in ugly frays.

In love once I have spindled.

My brain was awefully crippled.

And it all ended not so gay

My faith in love has dwindled,

As my innocent heart surrendered

And became hard as clay.

At first, I tumbled.

Fell hard and crumbled

Reached out to an empty bay.

But today I stand unfumbled4

Tall, but still I'm humble.

Yeah, well

I'm happy and I'm single.

Won't you try to live my way?




1 Bingle: a collision.

2 Finagle: to trick, swindle, or cheat (a person)

3 Swingle: being highly active socially and sexually.

4 Fumble: to make, handle, etc., clumsily or inefficiently.

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Docmo 3 years ago from UK

I do love a bit of wordplay and this little ditty had me smiling all the way- for its theme, its fantastic use of rhyming and for learning those new words. I am sure the faith in love will be restored and the poet will be swingling all the way. voted up/awesome.


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LailaK 3 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia Author

Docmo, I really appreciate you stopping by and reading this poem!


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James-wolve 3 years ago from Morocco

Good poetry and great Rhyme.I can relate to this poem.Me too my belief in love dwindled too..Sigh

Voted up


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LailaK 3 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia Author

Thanks a lot James-wolve! We both have undergone similar experiences.


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Nalini Marquez 3 years ago

I like how some of the words you chose rhymed and sounded light and silly but still had meaning behind them that related to your point (as opposed to having words that are in the poem just because they rhyme in the poem that end up making the poem sound light and silly as a result). Nice job! :-)


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LailaK 3 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia Author

Nalini, thanks a lot! I'm glad that the words still made sense and created humor and silliness because they were intended to do so. Thanks for dropping by :D


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Nalini Marquez 3 years ago

You're welcome! I was happy to do so :-).


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ajwrites57 3 years ago from Pennsylvania

LailaK I love how you play with words and the rhythm you inject into your poem. Yes, Keep Calm and Stay Single! Save your heart from love's pain, well, until Cupid send his little arrow your way! ;o)


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LailaK 3 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia Author

Hehehehehe thanks a lot ajwrites57! Cupid might send his little arrow anytime :D


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ajwrites57 3 years ago from Pennsylvania

So true LailaK ! Love comes unannounced most often!


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LailaK 2 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia Author

ajwrites57 very true!


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schoolgirlforreal 2 years ago from USA

NICE!

Sharing,

Rosemary


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kenneth avery 2 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama

LailaK,

Hilarious. realistic and honest. Great writing. Voted up and all the way. Keep it up and good things are bound to happen to you.

I admire your writing talent.


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LailaK 2 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia Author

Rosemary, thank YOU! I really really appreciate you sharing my work!

Kenneth, oyy your words mean the world to me! I super appreciate you!


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kenneth avery 2 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama

@ LailaK,

You are very welcome. I appreciate you too. Keep up the great work and Thank YOU, dear friend, for the following which means the world to me.

Peace.


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LailaK 2 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia Author

You are more than welcome, Kenneth! Looking forward to reading more of your works!


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kenneth avery 2 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama

Hi, LailaK,

Wow! Thank you for your very sweet words. I do not feel worthy of your kindness.

I am so thankful to have been blessed to meet you.

:)


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LailaK 2 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia Author

I am so thankful to have met you too! It's been a while since I've been on HubPages and I'm so glad to be back and reading amazing hubs like yours :D


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ologsinquito 2 years ago from USA

Being single is not the worst thing. It's better than being in a bad relationship.


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LailaK 2 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia Author

Exactly ologsinquito! Thank you for dropping by to read my poem and commenting on it :) I appreciate that

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