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The Blonde Adonis

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The Blonde Adonis

I first saw him -the blonde Adonis - at church camp when I was but 14.
In the group ahead of mine, he turned around and our eyes magically locked.
I felt so sure he liked me. That’s how I recall it anyway, but it was not meant to be,
for  shortly thereafter, another boy approached me, cute and sweet,
and he and I fast became an “item.” However, I kept searching every day
for just one sight of the blonde Adonis, whose image still lingered in my mind.

Later, I saw my new boyfriend from church camp at monthly regional youth activities,
where I’d also see the blonde Adonis, who sometimes eyed me, but spoke not a word.
After a time, my long-distance boyfriend and I called it quits,
but I never stopped yearning to know the boy who I’d seen first that summer day -
the blonde Adonis who I was later to learn was one of ten charming siblings,
all beautiful children of a couple highly respected in our church community.
Tall, blue eyed, confident, popular, talented, smart and athletic,
the blonde Adonis was a young man destined for greatness!

Ever hopeful, I kept going to the regional activities, thinking “this will be the day!”
Always I’d watch him, wishing I was the girl slow dancing in his arms.
He was the most fascinating person I would never get to know,
and his thoughts about me (if he ever had any) I could never even guess.

I felt so sure he liked me when our eyes locked like magic that first time. . . .
At least that’s the way I recall it.

For The Most Fascinating Person I Never Knew Poetry Contest of Craig Cornish
*For the Cutie's Identity, See "About this Poem"

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  1. Date: 4/16/2013 5:58:00 PM

    The lost opporunities of lost youth. And very charmingly remembered. - Red

  1. Date: 3/24/2013 5:56:00 AM

    Buenos días!!muy Hermoso, guapa!!

  1. Date: 3/8/2013 1:49:00 PM

    Funny how we have locked eyes with someone that stands out in our memory. It leaves the imagination open as to what if we ever did meet up. Nicely done. love phyl

  1. Date: 3/1/2013 9:37:00 PM

    Andrea, a wonderful winning poem. Congratulations in Craig's lovely and fascinating contest. A good subject on "The Most Fascinating Person I Never Knew." goodnight* LINDA

  1. Date: 3/1/2013 7:14:00 PM

    I thought he would love this one....and I was right! Such a great memory poem!!

  1. Date: 3/1/2013 7:08:00 PM

    awww well done ....Seren

  1. Date: 3/1/2013 1:02:00 PM

    Love it AD----question, is there a corner of this earth you haven't hidden an Adonis LOL---This was much fun!!

  1. Date: 2/23/2013 12:18:00 PM

    Ah, this is the one you mentioned? Well, I love it - hope the judge does too

  1. Date: 2/22/2013 10:07:00 PM

    Amazing poem! I really hope it does well for you in the contest. That recurring thought is very thought provoking.

  1. Date: 2/22/2013 11:09:00 AM

    This is good Andrea; No one could ever forget someone like that. Good luck in the contest. Lucilla

  1. Date: 2/21/2013 11:07:00 PM

    great job Andrea,,,,, I vote for a win ;} I remember when I went to summer camp. I think I was nine or ten .

  1. Date: 2/21/2013 7:51:00 PM

    Hmm...very good story here Andrea.Lovely read.

  1. Date: 2/21/2013 6:02:00 PM

    Beautiful story, Andrea. Make me wish something come out of it! It's a winner in my book :)

  1. Date: 2/21/2013 2:02:00 PM

    Well the guys are really coming under scrutiny I see Andrea; once again, best for that contest.!!

  1. Date: 2/21/2013 1:45:00 PM

    When eyes lock..and you feel magic..It is magic..What a charming poem with a tad of sad ending..but that s what makes it more special.

  1. Date: 2/21/2013 10:42:00 AM

    Love the idea you chose for the contest Andrea. You sure brought the contest theme through with this one ;) all the best for the contest! Luv W

  1. Date: 2/21/2013 9:32:00 AM

    This is a very nice poem which I greatly enjoyed reading tonight my dear friend, Andrea! It reminds me when I experienced this :). My first boyfriend was an Adonis in my eyes but we're not meant to be, lol. Thank you so much for sharing this awesome narrative poem. Good luck always! Have a nice day! Thank you so much for stopping by. I'm so happy, grateful and honored. Love always, Leonora

  1. Date: 2/21/2013 9:08:00 AM

    P.S. I just realized I never answered your question about my poem for Craig's contest! The poem is about my mum's father. We called him Papa, but he died when I was very young, so I never really knew him.

  1. Date: 2/21/2013 7:11:00 AM

    This was very sweet and well done. I really enjoyed reading this gem.

  1. Date: 2/21/2013 6:53:00 AM

    Oh, I absolutely love this one! Every girl has experienced a moment like this - And to this day, I sometimes wonder what might have been. This made my morning! :) (P.S. I love that you refer to him as a blonde Adonis. Wonderful!)

  1. Date: 2/20/2013 8:39:00 PM

    Ah....I was hoping that there was some happy ending to this tale! Lovely write. Impressions last a lifetime!

  1. Date: 2/20/2013 7:12:00 PM

    This is a tremendously wonderful write for this contest Andrea! I loved reading this delightful narrative from the first start! What a fascinating poem, one of greatness my friend! Awesome Work!!

  1. Date: 2/20/2013 7:01:00 PM

    an interesting and wonderful story....great write....winning wishes.....

  1. Date: 2/20/2013 6:30:00 PM

    What a charming story of puppy love/attraction, which at the age you are telling us about, can be everlasting, and leave a deep impression. Sweet story, Andrea! Good luck !