Herd Thinking

What's the truth?
"It's not okay to be single."
"Who's going to take care of you when you get older?"
I always hear things like this and it annoys me.

It's like they don't try to understand,
Why I've chosen to be single and live the rest of my life solo,
Why do they want to shed their beliefs on to me,
When their couple's life isn't worthy of a decent model?
What is this happy ever after that fairy tales teach us? Do they even exist?

I'm not so much of a romantic,
I'm sorry, I'm not sorry,
But I'm a realist,
I believe in realism.

You can't change my opinion,
On the chemicals flowing through your brain,
Telling you that you 'love' that person,
Or the existential truth,
That we're all inevitably alone,
We were born alone into this world and we will die alone.

This got dark quickly right?
Bet you wanted me to end it on a light note,
I'm not that type of person though,
I don't believe in fairy tales.
Do you believe in romance?
I'm undecided.
I don't care.
I'm neutral.
Published: 11/15/2017
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