A Single Valentine

I watched my niece again

After I picked her up from school

I’ve had a cold for the past few days

I just don’t know how I got it

I don’t go out much

Went to the grocery store

It was so busy

Like it was Christmas Eve

I guess people will be

Throwing parties tomorrow

They had so many flowers out

I never thought Valentine’s Day

Was such a big day

But I’ve been seeing people

Set up at every corner with

Gift baskets

It reminds me of how alone I am

It’s not very fun

It’s not that I don’t like Valentine’s Day

But when you are single

You have no one to celebrate it with

I just wish I did for once

It sure would be nice

Patrika Williamson


Getting Older

I remember a song by America

It refers to lonely people

It just came to my mind at the moment

I tend to write alot about being lonely

And how it affects me

Each day I hope I will meet the man of my dreams

As my faith decreases

I wonder what will happen to me

I get older and heavier

But luckily I don’t age

I have a few grey hairs

Growing out of my head

It’s just weird

I never pictured myself

Being this old and never ever

Being in love

Not even one boyfriend

Sure I’ve dated

But the guys never really

Seemed to like me

So what does happen

To lonely people like me

There has to be like so many

I go to church

I pray

I wonder what God has in store for me

I read one day that some people chose to stay single

But I never did

And I never would willingly

I can’t say I have any experiences

That would make me shy away

From settling down

And I look at my brother

With all of the his issues

And he’s managed to always have a girlfriend

And was even married briefly

But me the quiet one

Has never had experience with

Any of those things

I know I should not be jealous

Or envious

But it makes me wonder

What have I done

So wrong that has brought me

To this stage in my life

Am I not friendly enough

Or not cool enough


I don’t know

I just wonder if I’ll just get old

And never know

Patrika Williamson

Feeling Good

Still eagerly awaiting my results

From last nights event

I thought about it

And even if I don’t get any matches

I’ll be OK

Because God will never leave me

I know that as long as I believe in him

He will answer my prayers

I was so devastated the last time I went

And didn’t get any matches

So even if I haven’t met the right guy

Maybe he’ll come along one day

And be perfect in every way

It took a lot for me to get to this point

I know God never disappoints

And with enough faith

It will turn into a miracle

So other than that

I’ll focus on myself

And finding the right job

Which I’m also hoping

I’ll stumble upon

So I am doing a bit better

And don’t feel as low

As I was the other day

Patrika Williamson

Speed Dating

Just came home from an event

It was fun

But it ended so sudden

I didn’t get to meet all of the guys

I actually found a few cool ones

Who had similar interests

Or ones that were interesting

I hated having to yell

Over all the noise though

And having to narrow down my likes on a card

Two of the guys I picked

Had the same name

But I’m crossing my finger that

I made a match

I had to write down my top five

But if I match all five

Do I get all their emails

Or just the first one

How does this work anyway

I should have asked

I did make it home though

And it’s hotter inside than out

But I’m home

So now I need to get some rest now

Patrika Williamson



One Day

Looks like I’m going to make it

The speed dating event is next week

And I’m ready to have some nice conversation

I don’t really get a chance to meet new people

And I would like to

Even though it is difficult

I’m not a club person

Or any good at online dating

So I don’t have a social life

I just hope to meet someone nice

Who is looking for the same things

That I am

Someone who is mature

And not looking for a one night stand

Or something that’s casual

I don’t like praying about it daily

Since God has heard me

Each time I cried

But I feel like I’m going to burst

If I have to be single for the rest of my life

And there’s no sign of any good guys

I wanna write a love song someday

And about the happiness that it has brought me

I lack that inspiration at the moment

And only sing about being lonely

When will my day ever come

That I can say

I’m truly happy and not alone

Patrika Williamson

Being Social

I got a new dress

For next week

I talked to my cousin yesterday

And she canceled

So I have to go by myself

I’ll be wearing a black dress

I hope I look nice

I’m no gonna worry too much about it

But I’m hoping I will at least make a new friend

I’ve never gone to an event downtown

So hopefully I’ll meet someone cool

And my age too

I’m not super nervous

I just cross my fingers

I’ll make at least one match

After having an extra ticket

The company didn’t allow refunds

But they did say I could use it

For another event so

If things don’t work out

I can go again

But I trust God

To find me the right man

I know I shouldn’t go out

Seeking anyone

Since I will only let myself down

But I’m curious to see what comes of

A speed dating event

And if I can have fun going out

Something that I rarely ever do

It’s not like I’m partying

Or going out drinking

Just talking to people

And maybe making a connection

It’s easier for me to speak to people one on one

Since when I’m in crowded places

I don’t have the courage to spark up conversation

With people I may come across

So this is the perfect setting

I’ve always been like this

And never knew why

Patrika Williamson


Speed Dating…Yes

I’m going to an event next month

I can’t believe I’m giving this

Another try

But I got my cousin to join me

At a speed dating event

I prefer it over internet dating

Since you get to meet people in person

And talk to them face to face

I just hope

I can get at least one match this time

I’ll cross my fingers

I’m looking forward to it

Since I haven’t been on a date in a while

It would be an excuse to go out

Something which I don’t do very often

And to be around single men

It’s hard for me

To make small talk

Or spark up a conversation

But in this environment

I feel more comfortable

And can meet more than one person

During the same night

I hope it goes right this time

Patrika Williamson

Speed Dating…Maybe

I’m thinking about trying

Speed dating once again

My cousin and I were talking

And I suggested we both

Go out to an event

I went to one time before

It was fun

But I didn’t get any matches

I sat at a table across from a guy

And after a few minutes of talking to them

They’d switch and someone else would sit

In front of me

We each took notes

And at the end chose who we thought

We would be interested in

After the event we went home

And logged on a site

Then if someone you picked also picked you

You’d get their email from the site

But I unfortunately didn’t get any matches

I met many interesting people

Some very nice

And some were guys I thought hell no about

But overall if I had been better prepared

Maybe I would have made a match

I wanted to try again

At a different event

But my cousin chickened out

So I ended up not going again

Just like last time I will offer to pay

For her ticket

But I will ask her again

Since she is doing the online dating thing

At least with speed dating

You get to meet them face to face

And talk to a potential candidate

Well in between praying for Mr. Right

I’ll try it again for fun

Patrika Williamson