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Recollections of a Reckless Youth

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Recollections of a Reckless Youth

Warning: Mature themes, though at the time.             

             Recollections of a Reckless Youth
                     
                        Walking On Air.


I was young, I was fair, I was walking on air
For tonight was the night of the dance
To the girls I would chat about this about that
In the hope of a one night romance

As I walked through the door  I surveyed all before
And saw, what words can’t express
She was there, she was fair, she was walking on air
As I ogled her little black dress

Then to my surprise, she fluttered her eyes
And I took this to be a good sign
If I played my cards right and she did not take flight
Maybe in an hour she’d be mine

We were getting on fine as I spun out my line
Thought, with drink or two I would ply
She went on about maths and explained all the graphs
As I mumbled dumb yeahs bye and bye

But I soon found the path to making her laugh
And she had, the sweetest of giggles
Which I did not mind cause my eyes they did find
She had the most wonderful jiggles

Took her hand with a tug, on the floor cut a rug
How her hips, she swayed so in time
As we rocked Mony Mony she proved was no phoney
Her moves, I thought were divine

How I longed to hold her, to kiss her pale shoulder
To have her if just for one night
To my will reduce her, to be her seducer 
And love her till cold mornings light

Could it be right it was love at first sight
That drew me to this little Miss
Cause I could not part from the strains in my heart
That were giving my senses such bliss

Then out of the dark, he came like a shark
His blonde hair, fluffy and bright
He moved with such grace, had a pretty face
His teeth, all gleaming and white

Was her that he blamed as the woman he claimed
And was clear, she was going to sack me
Was it me dancing, me Fred Astaire prancing ?
P--lease, don’t say it’s me acne

I stood on his shoe and the air it turned blue
With words here I cannot repeat
The bouncers he knew and out me they threw
With a bumperty bump down the street

Kicked out on my ass, I was walking on glass
And the road home was lonely and cold
There’d be no sweet nuffins or hedgerow stuffing’s
And no warm bosom to hold

So I’d walked half a mile, still found no smile
Realising I had lost my cred
I lit ‘nother smoke, swore at some bloke
When thoughts, they entered my head

Could justice be sweeter, if one day I meet her
Discover, to he who waits
That she had slumped him, finally dumped him
As he told her he was Master Bates

Be something she’s fond, something like James Bond
And I doubt I would see her to thank her
Come to think of it, he’s also a twit
That Bond, he’s just ’nother w****r 

Now hang on a tick and stop being a p***k
Don’t wallow in your own despair
You know she’s not thick and you’ll need a new trick
If this woman your going to snare

Now the cogs they did whirl how to capture this girl
For she was all over my mind
Of this sweet conundrum, the answer would come
Of that, I was sure I would find

As my key hit door I was happy once more
With words, I cannot express
I’d made a good start, into her heart
Now to get her, out of that dress

I was young, I was fair, I was walking on air
For next week was the night of the dance
To the girls I would chat about this about that
And who knows, might have ’nother chance.

As I walked through the door, it was her that I saw
And our eyes, they met with a knowing
Though she was unaware and I could not declare
The plan I was carefully sowing

Just as I’d contrived the bozo arrived
And he started to push me around
With a thump and a whack and an almighty crack
I found myself flat on the ground

Kicked out on my ass, I was sitting in glass
When a figure was stood by my side
It was my piece of skirt and she asked was I hurt
Oh, the joy, I hardly could hide

I swiped off the mud while she wiped off the blood
And decided to home I’d escort her
My plan had worked out and I now had no doubt
That I, had finally caught her

We cut through the park but there would be no lark
Not with, my new lady fair
And all the folk swore we defied Newton’s law
As sailed along, walking on air. 
                  
YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY

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  1. Date: 6/19/2013 11:28:00 PM
    good story,, is it true ;} thank you for reading and liking my massacre ;}

    Seal Avatar Richard D Seal
    Date: 6/20/2013 8:15:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Yes Debbie, true, I had a somewhat torrid youth. but was all a long time ago now lol, thanks for your visit
  1. Date: 5/30/2013 7:58:00 PM
    Quite a story here in rhyme. Must have taken a while to put together. Very entertaining, and there were some funny parts too!

  1. Date: 5/11/2013 7:51:00 PM
    Wow Richard this was a really entertaining read. had me needing to the know the outcome. Glad the good guy won in the end. : ) Great job. Thank you so much for stopping by and wishing me Happy Birthday! meant a lot to me.

  1. Date: 5/9/2013 10:33:00 AM
    Congrats on your win~A.O

  1. Date: 5/8/2013 9:53:00 AM
    Hey, a WIN with it. Way to GOOOOOOO. Congrats.

  1. Date: 5/6/2013 8:26:00 PM
    Fantastic Richard!

  1. Date: 5/6/2013 8:24:00 PM
    Richard, I love the way you brought on the Crazy. LOL, Congratulations!!! :-) .....xox..... LINDA

  1. Date: 5/6/2013 8:21:00 PM
    Glad to see this among the winners Richard,,,

  1. Date: 5/6/2013 7:55:00 PM
    Ricard, now this is wild and crazy, CONGRATS <3 LUV ~*~SKAT

  1. Date: 5/5/2013 7:48:00 PM
    Richard; You took my hand and walked me through it and I enjoyed the whole thing of walking on air. Thanks for sharing and for reading my poem....... Lucilla

    Seal Avatar Richard D Seal
    Date: 5/6/2013 5:27:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I would be happy to hold your hand any day Lucilla, pleased you enjoyed the adventure, I did lol
  1. Date: 5/3/2013 7:15:00 PM
    I just read below here that you had answered me that this was based on being inspired by my meadow poem. HEy that is AWESOME!!! Hope you are having a GREAT Friday. Luv, Andrea

    Seal Avatar Richard D Seal
    Date: 5/3/2013 7:22:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Well, I thought if you can away with it lol
  1. Date: 5/2/2013 8:45:00 PM
    Richard, I'm not afraid of the velocity in your youth. (nice change) LOL, I think you just made my youth look innocent and sweet, and game free. I was the kind of gal many guys wanted to pick up at dances. ANYWAYS.. Back to your RECOLLECTION DAYS OF NO CONTROL. I like the way you found the final relationship in this story. It's as if you forced yourself away from Newtons Law. I like the ending verse, the direction is far from what it seems "without negative consequences." always~ LINDA

    Seal Avatar Richard D Seal
    Date: 5/3/2013 2:35:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Maybe it's a good thing you were not there when I walked through the door lol, hmmm at innocent lol but I'll believe you. Yes it's funny the way things can work out and the influence a good woman can make. Love your comment my Friend
  1. Date: 5/2/2013 8:05:00 PM
    Awwww, Richard. You're a master storyteller, for sure. Kudos on netting the girl in the end, although having taken a thump for it. Well done, my friend. If this was written for the contest, best of luck with this strong entry. :)

    Seal Avatar Richard D Seal
    Date: 5/3/2013 2:40:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I still sport the bozo scar lol. Thank you for your kind comment Delysia. I'm going back to read yours again, you nutter lol
  1. Date: 5/2/2013 12:52:00 AM
    This was a beautifully told love story. I've always wondered what it might have been like to be in a high school and to go to prom dances etc. I would hope it might have been something like this! Your title is awesome by the way! I sorta love super long titles.

    Seal Avatar Richard D Seal
    Date: 5/2/2013 1:00:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    You didn't have to be in high school to go to dances, don't forget the girls were looking for boys too. I'll admit they were great times. Thanks for your comment Tim
  1. Date: 5/1/2013 11:10:00 PM
    well, this is sure an epic love story, my friend. What I really like is how it flowed so well, you have great talent for keeping the beat in a good rhyming poem!

    Seal Avatar Richard D Seal
    Date: 5/2/2013 12:57:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Yes epic, Thanks Andrea, I was inspired by your 'Meadow' poem, ha ha
  1. Date: 5/1/2013 9:43:00 PM
    A gal worth fighting for..and taking the pain...wow...loved the story...true love story

    Seal Avatar Richard D Seal
    Date: 5/2/2013 12:52:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Donna, maybe not your usual love story but very pleased you saw it for what it is, we have to explore all, sometimes the raw offends, but poetry cannot always be pretty prose.
  1. Date: 5/1/2013 6:25:00 PM
    Richard....hope you will continue walking on air! :) That feeling like you can own the world is beautiful....and attractive. ;) Glad you got the girl in the end. The bit about jiggles.....hmmmmmmm...naughty Richard.

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 5/2/2013 11:00:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Didn't quite care for that metaphor, Richard. In my part of the world...that's very offensive. I forgive you for you know not what you do...or say, it seems. ;)
    Seal Avatar Richard D Seal
    Date: 5/2/2013 1:36:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Oh Auntie, you are tenacious, I feel as if I'm be savaged by a doberman lol, let's just say it's another long story for now.
    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 5/1/2013 8:03:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Ok...Rhyming aside...I get the distinct impression that there is some English blood in ya! Don't worry...I won't tell the anyone you're originally a red coat. Confess...even the expressing BANGING ON about something. Yes...I am inquiring and yes...I DO want to know.
    Seal Avatar Richard D Seal
    Date: 5/1/2013 7:17:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I read a great poem recently, someone banging on about 'Enquiring Minds' lol
    Seal Avatar Richard D Seal
    Date: 5/1/2013 7:15:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I'm suprised at your hmmmmmmm, don't you know BLOKES always watch the jiggles
    Seal Avatar Richard D Seal
    Date: 5/1/2013 7:13:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Since when did chap rhymne with smoke Auntie lol
    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 5/1/2013 7:07:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    No, I'll extend you grace. You were a young bloke looking for a one night stand. If you were still prowling about, one might get worried. So...why the word Bloke and not chap...are you from the Isle of the Queen originally. I mean...Mummay sort of gives that away!
    Seal Avatar Richard D Seal
    Date: 5/1/2013 6:42:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Auntie, I was 17/18. Glad you not to angry with me lol, I know it's naughty but lol
    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 5/1/2013 6:26:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    BTW>....LOVED the poem. I loved the repeated bits. It was a pleasure to read. :)