For the 4th of July, I decided to write a romantic poem (ooh la la, right?) instead of writing about freedom or patriotism. While I definitely hope your day is patriotic and freedom-filled no matter what your relationship status is, this poem specifically goes out to my single ladies who are facing the holiday alone. Wave one of those sparklers for me and relish the fact that even if you feel alone, you’re not alone. Happy Independence Day (ba-dum-ch!).
I knew when we met that I’d fall for you hard—and fast.
I hoped that you’d fall for me as hard and as fast as I fell for you.
But alas, as it always does,
The sparks flew for me, but no sparks flew for you.
To you, I’m a classmate. A coworker. A friend.
To me, you’re everything that I want and more.
Now that sparks have flown for me but not for you,
How do we proceed?
You, of course, will proceed as one without flying sparks proceeds.
You’ll say “hello” when you arrive and “goodbye” when you leave.
You’ll pass me in the hallway and wave in the classroom.
You’ll smile at me in the breakroom and thank me when I bring treats.
But I’ll imagine every conversation we could’ve had
And every moment we could’ve cherished.
I’ll daydream about every date we could’ve shared
And every dream we could’ve chased together.
For now, I’ll watch my sparks
As they fly, fly, fly away.
Maybe when I meet the one for me
I’ll still have a few sparks left to fly.
Keep your hope on the Lord, ladies. It’s not a girl power thing, but it is a patience thing. Trust Him, not yourself, to make something happen. And don’t give up on Him!
Happy 4th of July!
For you, O Lord, are my hope, my trust, O Lord, from my youth. (Psalm 71:5 ESV)