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the neighbor boy

I was sixteen budding and fulfilling.
He was fifteen searching and awkward,
walking me home from a bus stop backwards,
carrying my bags, strutting a silly-grin valor.

What a sweet little braggart, trying to woo me.
Quiet and shy with his little trick, a smile
hesitantly grown, an innocent blossom of trust.
Twisted feet tripped, he stuttered, my heart gripped.

One week later still he walked me, holding my bag
sweetly and silently. I grew bold in his attention
our walks extended and moved for privacy.
Budding and grinning I tripped, fell, and he caught me.

I was seventeen and haughty and proud.
He was sixteen budding and promising...
Life fell apart as the world caved in around me,
exploding inwards I fell, and he caught me.

He has held me all these years never leaving.
A promise of trust and love unending
And still his quiet slow grin unbends
my heart and makes the world re-spin.

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  1. Date: 8/2/2011 6:36:00 PM

    Congratulations on your poetry making it through round one in the PoetrySoup International Poetry contest Tara. I wish you the best in the final round. Love, Carol

    jennings Avatar tara jennings Date: 8/17/2011 5:12:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    how do you find out if it made round one?
  1. Date: 11/9/2010 7:15:00 PM

    VEry nice, and the way you tied together the metaphor of falling and being caught and the grin that forever unbends. Congratulatons!!

  1. Date: 11/8/2010 7:47:00 PM

    Congratulations on your fine win with this poem. Charles

  1. Date: 11/8/2010 11:04:00 AM

    Congratulations on your winning write in Frank's Love Story Contest Tara. Love,Carol

  1. Date: 11/8/2010 5:45:00 AM

    Congratulations on this well deserved win, tara

  1. Date: 11/8/2010 5:42:00 AM

    Congrats Tara on your super win in the Love Story contest with this excellent entry .. enjoy today with lots of luv..

  1. Date: 11/8/2010 4:57:00 AM

    Great love story and win , so enjoyed this write...

  1. Date: 10/28/2010 6:15:00 PM

    a very sweet poem!

  1. Date: 10/26/2010 10:36:00 PM

    what a lovely story, good luck in the contest