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Waiting for the "Wham-Factor"

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January Flowers
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0 posted 02-29-2000 06:01 PM       View Profile for January Flowers   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for January Flowers

Just to let you all know...my recent entrance into the "single-again category" has left me right now not dating, but having a true fear of the mere thought of having to date again.  Those anxieties, coupled with a bunch of nervous laughter, inspired this writing...ENJOY!


Single again...Oh dear! Oh me!
Who is it I am supposed to be?
Dating?  Wow!  Itís been so long.
Iím not sure of how to NOT do it wrong!
Conforming to rules of todayís dating scene
is enough to cause worry and make me turn green.

My nerves - they are shot - at the very thought
of having to mingle and do what I ought
have done right in the first place and be freed of this chore,
Ďcause dating at my age is nothing more
than a stresser, a headache, a stomach-wrenching pain...
to be on the singles list and searching again!

Searching for Mr. Right - Is he here in this town?
Heck, Iím wondering if heís anywhere to be found!
Could he be the new member of our church congregation?
Or maybe that fellow at the filling station?
Thereís Mark at the deli or John from the gym...
Oh, wait!  Could it be Chip, my dogís veterinarian?

I no longer leave home in the mornings unclean,
as I may see ďthe oneĒ or I may be unseen.
I dress to a tee, even for the coffee shoppe
and my nails are all done and my hair, well, itís hot!
When out with the kids or hunting antique knickknacks
Iím sure to don perfume and eat tons of Tic-Tacs.

Iím always aware that each day might provide
a man who would rightly fit by my side.
I smile at the men in my daily ventures
and hope that I will know who has real ones or dentures.
Hey! Maybe itís someone here in this forum...
No, it couldnít be, Ďcause most of my posts, they ignore Ďem.

This job is a tough one, being single again,
and longing for friendship of a male companion.
Iím always on guard Ďcase my future mate is near by
and my peripheral vision is working overtime.
My friends, they all tell me, ďyouíre still young and youíre freeĒ
and sadly many of them long to trade places with me.

Oh, the grass is always greener, I guess this is true
and Iíve never seen skies over here look nearly as blue
as they do for the couples whom I spy everywhere,
and I wonder if Iíll ever again be a part of a pair.
But my chums, they assure me when I least expect,
the ďwham-factorĒ will hit me and Iíll feel loveís affect.

When the pressures are gone and Iím happy with myself,
thatís when they tell me my man will unveil -
and take hold of these tensions Iíve harvested inside
and release a new me that Iíll not want to hide.
So.......I take a deep breath and try to relax
for I know good things come to those with patience (or is it cash?)

Single again...Oh dear! Oh me!
This newfound state of confusion and anxiety!
For the ďwham-factorĒ Iím waiting and hope soon Iíll receive
a sign of the person sent here to complete me.
Meanwhile, Iíll be sure to be on my toes,
in case Mr. Right is right under my nose.



[This message has been edited by January Flowers (edited 02-29-2000).]
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Danny Holloway
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1 posted 02-29-2000 06:40 PM       View Profile for Danny Holloway   Email Danny Holloway   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Danny Holloway

This piece is so funny and written with good rhyme.  Yes, he is out there, and probably looking for you as well and just as nervous about the whole single scene as you are.
If I may throw in 2 cents, it is to be yourself because you can never make a mistake doing that and you will never have to wonder if you were anyway other than the way you are.  If that doesn't mesh with the guy, then it wasn't the right guy anyway.
.....listen to me, what do I know?????
Well, as a man and I want honesty and realness and not a facade.
That was probably 3 cents instead of 2.
Good luck.

[This message has been edited by Danny Holloway (edited 02-29-2000).]
RufffRyder
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2 posted 02-29-2000 06:48 PM       View Profile for RufffRyder   Email RufffRyder   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit RufffRyder's Home Page   View IP for RufffRyder

WOW!!!
Alot said here J.F.
I myself have learned to just be myself and when the "right one" comes along I guess I`ll know.
If she never does,well atleast I had fun looking
It`s nice to see that your able to laugh about the trials of being single again.
Thank you for this comical read J.F.  
Mistikman
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3 posted 02-29-2000 07:12 PM       View Profile for Mistikman   Email Mistikman   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mistikman

Excellent poem January   I have a feeling as soon as someone gets the whole dating thing right they get married, so you are likely not alone there   All those single guys you meet also dont know what the hell they are doing. Keep trying, I am sure he is out there  

[This message has been edited by Mistikman (edited 02-29-2000).]
January Flowers
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4 posted 02-29-2000 07:50 PM       View Profile for January Flowers   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for January Flowers

OH YOU GUYS!!!  Just to let everyone know...I'M NOT ADVERTISING HERE!  Hahaha!  But I was trying to write something a little more "light-hearted" and something I think way too many of us are familiar with - the "dating again" thing, whether it be after a failed marriage, or any other kind of relationship.  I'm new to the category, and not "looking" at the present...but to imagine the day when I do...SCARES THE SHANAZA OUT OF ME! hahaha!  I do hope everyone gets a smile or two off this one...cause that was my intention!    

Having said that...

Danny~
Thanks so very much for the kind replies about my "writing style" in this one.  I had lots of fun creating it.  Your 2 cents (or however many cents you would like to donate) is always welcomed.  You are exactly right...I know he is out there, somewhere, and in time, when I'm ready and the moon is positioned just right, we'll collide.  

Rufff~
You are so cool.  Thanks for seeing some humor in this one!  It is EXACTLY that..."trials" of being single.  There's a great title to have a spin off.  Any ideas?  

Mistik~
Yes...seems when we think we have the "dating" thing pegged, we go and screw it up with marriage. HAHAHA!  Glad you liked this one.


[This message has been edited by January Flowers (edited 02-29-2000).]
Denise
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5 posted 02-29-2000 09:28 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

This is delightful, JF! Great writing! Thanks for the smiles!!

Denise
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J.F,
I'm right there with you!  I know exactly how you feel.  Good luck to you!
January Flowers
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7 posted 02-29-2000 11:54 PM       View Profile for January Flowers   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for January Flowers

Denise and Tulip~

^5 for both of you, girls!  Glad you got a chuckle off of this one!  Just tell me, do MEN ever feel this way, 'fear' and all?  
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8 posted 03-01-2000 12:07 AM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal

January Flowers~
This is very comedic.
And excuse me dearie ...
but I'm not sure that
'men' and 'feel' can be used
in the same paragraph ...
much less the same sentence.  LOL !  

Great work.  Good humor.
~*Marge*~


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9 posted 03-01-2000 12:12 AM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

LOL! This is great writing, January! Very clever and witty. Isn't it funny that we are always concerned with our looks, appearance, manners, etc when we are looking for love more so than we do to keep love? That's a mistake many people make, I think. Putting as much into keeping love as we do in finding love is a key to success in my book. Of course, my book is rather old and frayed at the edges......Anyway, I love the light-heartedness of the poem  
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10 posted 03-01-2000 12:28 AM       View Profile for Meadowmuse   Email Meadowmuse   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Meadowmuse's Home Page   View IP for Meadowmuse

Great whimsy here, "Ms." Flowers! And do remember, when the time is right, to be true to YOU.

Thanks for the smiles  

~ Claire
January Flowers
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11 posted 03-01-2000 06:56 AM       View Profile for January Flowers   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for January Flowers

Marge~
Your reply left me laughing out loud, girlfriend!  True! True! True! What was I thinking when I put the two words in the same question?  I'm so glad you liked this one!

Balladeer~
Any comments from you are always so very appreciated, "worn and tattered" pages and all!  It is very funny how things change, yes, in the presentation when we are solo.  I must admit, however, that I often DO still leave the house in my sweats and no makeup (busy busy mom), but I see others out there (women, of course) who follow the same pattern I displayed here. It is quite funny to me.  

Claire~
Thank you very much for the reply.  Always means so much coming from you, as I consider you to be such a very talented writer who ALWAYS puts out a display of sheer ellegance, passion and deep thought in her writings!  Thanks for taking time to read my post!  
JamesMichael
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12 posted 03-01-2000 07:25 AM       View Profile for JamesMichael   Email JamesMichael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JamesMichael

January you have pretty much covered everything here and in a very delightful way.
I think that fear will soon go away and when the time is right good old common sense, intuition, instinct, physical attractions, desires and so forth will do their thing exactly as they did before.  (laugh).  So don't fear my dear.     James
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This was excellent, I love your touch of humor, that alone will lead you to happiness. I think if I ever had to be in your shoes I'd be crazy and probably get in trouble, I'm grounded for a reason.
January Flowers
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14 posted 03-01-2000 08:49 AM       View Profile for January Flowers   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for January Flowers

James~
OH! Pleeeeeeaaaaase don't let it happen exactly as it did before!  I'm trying to steer clear of any repitition here!     I know what you mean...and YEPPIE...it will happen when I'm ready and probably very unexpecting.  Thanks for your reply!

Lost Dreamer~
A year ago I couldn't have imagined being in these shoes either!  BUT...I know, from experience now, that we are never given an "obsticle" that we are not capable of handling...and I've turned into quite the stronger version of me than I thought I was capable of, too.  Thanks for your reply, and glad you caught my sense of humor and anxiety here!
 
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