Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Really?


It might have been the broad shoulders
Maybe the Roman nose
Or winning grin
And taller than me
Sat behind me in Spanish class
Was so dreamy
Felt a little chemistry
Then Mono hit me--two weeks
Tossed and turned in fever, sure
That I'd lost my chance
Instead, the day I returned
He asked me to the Homecoming Dance
In shock, I squeaked a “yes”
And he answered, “Really?”
As they say, the rest...
Was typical high school romance
Doomed before it's through
But for that single moment
It was a dream come true

Written for the prompt, “Moment that impacted you” for poetryjaam.blogspot.com; Openlink night at dversepoets.com and Poetic Bloomings prompt #72—first love
This was the first true love, took a few more frogs before I figured things out, but as they say, you never forget your “first” :-)

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    1. Hi Sreeja! Nice to see you again :-) So glad you enjoyed it.

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  2. A fun read and perfect capture. Nice write!

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    1. Thank you so much! Very nice to see you again, glad that it was fun :-)

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  3. One of the wise things you have to say to your children heartbroken from the 'one' who wasn't.

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    1. Oh my goodness, yes! Watching my youngest right now and holding my breath for the fall...Thank you very much for the visit and wise comment :-)

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  4. First love is special, isn't it? :-)

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    1. It certainly is--that first time the one you think is so amazing, thinks you're amazing too! Quite a thrill :-)

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  5. smiles...teaching in the HS i see this played out every single day....and young love can be so uplifting...those moments when dreams align...would rather avoid the crash back to reality but...smiles.

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    1. Hi Brian!! That has to make you smile--it is uplifting and the fall is harsh, but as someone once said, a broken heart has more room...just doesn't feel like it at the time...:-)

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  6. Ah, those kinds of MOMENTS are so important in high school, aren't they? So glad you did get to go to homecoming with your 'first love.'

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    1. Hi Mary :-), so good to see you. Yes, those are capitalized, bold-faced moments. So many crushes had gone unrequited and then this golden boy...about made my face split from smiling...

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  7. Sweet. Those high school romances cause such drama... not looking forward to this with my daughter.

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    1. Hi Laurie! Oh yes, drama in abundance. I've been living through plenty with my boys. At least with girls you can commiserate with chocolate or something...boys just shut down and hide. (shouldn't generalize--mine shut down and hid...) ;-)

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  8. Aww, very sweet indeed! There's really nothing like your first love, is there? Really enjoyed your poem, thanks so much for sharing this with us over at Poetry Jam this week!

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    1. Hi Mary M! Great to see you, and so glad that enjoyed it. Love the folks at PJ :-)

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  9. What a sweet high school story. A moment of joy, well-told.

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    1. Hi Sherry!! Thought you might enjoy this bit of romance :-) Thank you so much for your lovely compliment.

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  10. A dream come true for sure! Loved reading this one.

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    1. Hi Peggy! So glad to see you--and very happy you enjoyed this. Thank you for the visit. :-)

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  11. smiles...brought back some memories..i like all the details like the roman nose..smiles

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    1. Hi Claudia! Glad to give you a little walk down memory lane...loved that roman nose :-)

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  12. first loves are always remembered

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    1. Yes, indeed. Thank you so much for the visit and comments :-)

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  13. I loved high school and still remember my crushes :) Beautiful memory!

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    1. Hi! So glad to bring back happy memories, thank you for visiting. I remember all my crushes too, funny how they stick in your mind...:-)

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  14. Sweet capture of first love. :)

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    1. Hi Ayala! So nice to see you :-) glad you enjoyed the memory.

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  15. This brought back sweet memories too... such passion in a high school romance when the world is fresh and anything is possible. Well written with a nice rhythm. I enjoyed this very much.

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    1. Hi Serena, thank you so much for the warm and wonderful compliment! Seems like I stirred up memories for a lot of people--fun to share. :-)

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  16. This made me feel downright nostalgic for those high school days!

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    1. Hi! Thank you so much for the visit and glad to give you a little jolt in the memory banks. :-) Very nice compliment.

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    1. I'm so glad! Joy is a wonderful thing. Nice to see you again :-)

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  18. I still day dream about my first (blushing as I type those words.) Interesting fact, I am still friends with both he and his wife (who sometimes looks at me a bit skeptically.) But it's all good ~~~ like your poem good.

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    1. Helen, thank you so much for sharing that!! That is hilarious :-) (about the wife looking at you skeptically) What a wonderful thing to still be friends. I just saw my "first" at a recent reunion, so funny, trying not to make a big deal out of seeing him--still awkward after all these years--sheesh.

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  19. Ahhh.... young love... I smile now at my teen when she goes all weak kneed now over the boy sitting next to her in math class...LOL
    I have to tell her to keep her mind focused on her work and not how lovely the boy is! *Rolls eyes*
    This was a lovely read, made me smile...thank you :)

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    1. Hi Brenda! It is fun to see from the other side, now--love the *rolls eyes* seems to be a prerequisite to being a teen. So glad we shared a smile :-)

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  20. I had to smile at just how applicable every single word of this is to my memory too. Thank you for writing it all down.

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    1. Hi Susan! Nice to see you again :-) How nice to share this fun memory--glad that your dream came true too!

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Your words are wonderful! Thanks for popping in--I'll be over in a snap!