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Ode to Single Gals

By Ximin Jessica Sun

single girls please don’t cry,

wipe your tears, i’ll tell you why.

true on valentine’s day each year,

envious you may be of your peers.

yet have you heard and did you know,

relationships once come, tend to go.

boyfriends and girlfriends they may be now,

wait awhile and you’ll see how

the chemistry that was there

is nowhere to be found.

hearts change, bonds break,

the only thing left is just heartache.

so girls, oh girls, why do you bother

to impress him when he likes another?

so girls, oh girls, is it really worth it

to put on makeup and dress perfect?

so many days and months you’ve waited,

only to realize it’s all fated.

time waits for none and beauty fades,

why not learn from others’ mistakes?

you don’t need anyone to complete you.

you don’t need anyone to lead you.

you’ll use your knowledge to win respect.

you’ll use your brain to ward off neglect.

so throw away those People magazines

with all the anorexic beauty queens,

and grab yourself some course VI books,

indulge your brain cells with their nooks.