Sunday, January 13, 2008

The Date

"The Date" for Sunday Scribblings January 13, 2008

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I Should Have Known, Then, That He Always Gets What He Wants.

We were sliding
around on the back seat
of Tom Norcott’s parents’
car.

Tom was driving,
his girl nestled
right up next to him.

I remember our first
date, how we walked
to the movies to see
Taming of the Shrew,
but I have no idea
what we did on this
second date. Except

I felt the car sway
as we made the turn
from Hillside Avenue
onto Willow Street.

And just as gravity
pulled us toward
the right
and I braced
for impact,

you whispered
in my ear,
“I’m gonna
marry you.”

“You’re nuts!”
squeaked out
in between kisses.

I saw your smile
in the neon glow
from Bob’s Variety
Store as you claimed
my lips
my heart
my life.

9 comments:

Rob Kistner said...

Linda -

KaPow!! I really liked the impact of the final stanza with its brief three line ending -- it said so much... ;) Nice piece of writing!

I like your writing style. I invite you to contribute to this week’s prompt at Writer's Island.

...Rob Kistner

Thunkful said...

Hot, sweet, inspiring.
Thanks!

Jo said...

Big smile on my face right now, Linda, this is great, especially the last three lines!

Lucy said...

I love this! great poem great story!
(thanks for visiting me or I may not havehad the pleasure of reading this!)

keith hillman said...

Ahhh! You even made a world weary old cynic like me smile!

Becca said...

Oh, I love this, Linda! You took me right into the moment.

paisley said...

how utterly romantic......

Herb Urban said...

This was romantic and very hot, in a teenage boy lust kind of way. It captured the moment perfectly. Nicely done.

tumblewords said...

Perfect! Lovely! Wonderful!

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