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A Girl and A Boy

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The Girl She looks down at her shoes, they’re nice An extravagant splurge a bit overpriced Her dress is demure chosen for obscurity In shades of dull to blend into invisibility Yet it doesn’t seem to be working tonight As another text message comes into sight Fear sends out signals as it goes for oblivion Protection comes not from her stone of obsidian Dare she look at the text - the last left her rattled? Panic surfaces - her arch enemy whom she’s battled Time and time again - he enters to take her embrace She gears herself up to meet him face to face. She looks at the group, the boy is still glancing at her- Shouldn’t he be out there on the floor dancing? She feels a blush spread from her head to her toes She’s the butt of their jokes - somehow she knows Should she stay or leave behind this dreadful night Fear responds in full alert - Is it time for fight or flight? The Boy He watches with interest from across the room From her flickering expressions he senses her gloom He’s the Star in the campus, with his Brad Pitt look His compliments comes easy - not learned from a book He loves the girls and they love him more They drip off his arm the accessory just so Appealing - this look - a boy needs this game But he’s starting to doubt this claim to fame The pretty girls with him are vicious tonight Their prey so vulnerable as she sits in full sight She fidgets and looks down at her screen once again A non-committal expression that she tries to feign And in that moment the boy knows what to do He shakes them off rudely - Miss Popular and Crew
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With strides so purposeful such confidence here In a hurry to reach to halt flight and fear She looks down again - another pair of shoes In front of hers - Looks up into swirls of greenish blues The most beautiful eyes that she’s ever seen In that instant she forgets that the world is so mean As he looks down into the most beseeching eyes He extends his hand not hearing the boos and jibes Could it be that Life is offering her a second chance? As his lips mouth the words - ‘May I have this dance?’
Footnote: A stone of Obsidian is a strongly protective stone, forming a shield against negativity. Bulling can take different shapes and forms, such as social isolation, verbal assaults and physical harassment. Perhaps this poem might inspire young people to help their peers to realize that they are not alone. They can stand up for themselves and their friends putting an end to bullying. Passive and reluctant bystanders are just as guilty as bullies. This version sung by Chris Isaak - 'Can´t Help Falling In Love With You' Original sung by Elvis Presley in the movie Blue Hawaii (1968) Scenes of this clip from "Meet Joe Black" [1998, Universal Pictures (ZEFR)], produced by Universal Studios, directed by Martin Brest and starring Brad Pitt, Claire Forlani and Anthony Hopkins.

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Date: 2/23/2018 12:47:00 PM
hi Maria I can't help love this poem of you Great writing with matchless perfection of art.
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Maria Williams
Date: 2/23/2018 7:51:00 PM
Thank you so much Muhammad, I'm so glad that you did. Thanks for visiting and your nice comments....Maria
Date: 11/8/2017 9:36:00 PM
Maria, this poem takes me back to a party when I was in the 8th grade; I was “the boy” but I didn’t ask her to dance. I so wish I could have a do over on that one, one of my regrets in life. Well done, Maria.
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Date: 11/8/2017 11:19:00 PM
John so nice to see you again. yes those little regrets , keep popping back again and again. I was actually talking to a friend the other day, his marriage had failed and he said that he had always wondered what had happened to this young girl he used to know, His first love. Well isn't FB just wonderful at times? He was able to track her down, and after having a coffee and a chat, they both knew , he said, that they would have been totally unsuited. There again who knows? thank you John for visiting and lovely comments...Maria
Date: 10/10/2017 12:14:00 PM
Maria Freind suggested might enjoy your work and they were so very right ! You are amazing. My Freind !
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Date: 11/8/2017 11:21:00 PM
Thank you Brenda , you are an amazing poet yourself my dear. Thanks for the visit and lovely comment....Maria xxx
Date: 8/13/2017 11:34:00 PM
Too funny on another site was playing a word game with the color black. One of my words was Obsidian :) Then I find your awesome poem. I love that Meet Joe Black movie :)
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Date: 8/15/2017 3:51:00 AM
Yes so did I, one of my favorite movies. So glad that you liked this Debbie, thanks so much for the visit and generous comment...Maria :)
Date: 8/5/2017 12:57:00 PM
One after the other you take out these gems from your treasure chest...but this is something nobody can steal from you. God bless you.
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Date: 8/6/2017 1:06:00 AM
I am very flattered by the high praise you bestow Afzal. Thank you so much for the visits and comments my friend....Maria
Date: 7/30/2017 6:40:00 PM
Your words flowed like the music it should be,, and yes you are right bullying can take different shapes and forms.. it is ashame.. I enjoyed reading ~+
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Date: 7/31/2017 2:24:00 AM
Thanks so much Eve, I really appreciate your visit and lovely comments....Maria
Date: 7/29/2017 4:39:00 PM
The song is being sung by the King...Elvis Presley Songwriters: ERIC HUDSON, RYAN TOBY...I am assuming that Chris Isaak created the beautiful video that I think is from the movie Joe Black. It could be from another movie, not sure about that. The Video compliments your wonderful poem Maria! I know young people read this site and didn't want them to think that Chris created the music. Hugs, Connie : )
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Date: 7/30/2017 1:32:00 AM
Thank you my dear Connie, We've taken your suggestion on board, and while Chris Isaak sang this version, in the credits below, we've named The King for the original in Blue Hawaii 1968. Both have wonderful voices and there will never be another Elvis. Thank you also for your compliments and comments - I always look forward to them...Maria xxx
Date: 7/29/2017 3:58:00 AM
Excellent. You have created a wonderful poem. Well penned. Thanks for sharing it.
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Date: 7/29/2017 5:38:00 AM
Thanks so much Ravi, as always I appreciate your visit and lovely comments my friend...Maria
Date: 7/28/2017 5:27:00 PM
Oh! What a beautiful poem. I enjoyed the read. Thanks for sharing.
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Date: 7/29/2017 5:39:00 AM
Thanks you so much Afolabi, so glad that you liked it. Appreciate your visit and lovely comment...Maria
Date: 7/28/2017 12:34:00 PM
- I admire this wonderful musical poem, Maria - A pleasure to read and listen - A delicious ending in your story :) - Best wishes and hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 7/29/2017 5:40:00 AM
Thanks so much Anne-Lise, so glad you liked this one my friend, appreciate the visit as always...Maria xxx
Date: 7/27/2017 6:59:00 AM
Another fine write and music my friend...god bless...^WW^
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Date: 7/27/2017 7:07:00 AM
Thank you so much WW, always appreciate your visit and lovely comments Maria
Date: 7/26/2017 11:14:00 AM
Good for him! A lovely poem Maria. Enjoyed it and the video! - Dean
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Date: 7/26/2017 7:29:00 PM
Thank so much Dean so glad that you liked this one. Always appreciate your visit and comments...Maria
Date: 7/26/2017 8:36:00 AM
Every lady needs her beloved to come and save her, sadly some never get to meet their beloved.. A beautiful poem, accompanied with a beautiful song.. Great version of the all time classic...
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Date: 7/26/2017 9:47:00 AM
Well ' Never say Never.' James Bond? Thank you S1, I really appreciate your visit and lovely comments as always ...Maria
Date: 7/25/2017 7:15:00 PM
I the same. Read it twice. It touches my heart. What a beautiful write! And that song is one of my old time fave song :)
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Date: 7/25/2017 8:14:00 PM
So glad that you enjoyed it Akkina. That was a movie that I really loved too, and the song, with Chris Isaac just too good. Thank you Akkina for the visit and lovely comment, I really appreciate it...Maria xx
Date: 7/25/2017 4:40:00 PM
I read this poem twice, Maria, first without and then with the music. That song brings back too many memories, mainly the face of a girl with tears in her eyes and a slow dance that begged to never end! The subject you tackled is much too common nowadays, yet you presented it in such a way as to keep it fresh and with a positive ending to go with it. Regards // paul
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Paul Callus
Date: 7/26/2017 11:16:00 AM
I sure did...thank you:) Waiting for my jet plane....paul
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Maria Williams
Date: 7/25/2017 8:23:00 PM
Ps. I replied to your question on my 'Summer Wine', did you read it? lol ...Maria
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Date: 7/25/2017 8:19:00 PM
Thank you Paul. I really love the movie Meet Joe Black, and just couldn't resist putting in that film clip. Its the way that i envisioned the romance taking off from the time after he asked her to dance. The bullying is as you say is much too common these days, but I think a different more positive approach is needed to tackle the issue...Maria
Date: 7/25/2017 8:22:00 AM
Lovely ending. Fairy tale quality. <3
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Date: 7/25/2017 8:57:00 AM
Thank you so much Kim, so glad that you enjoyed it. I really appreciate your visit... Maria
Date: 7/25/2017 5:11:00 AM
I love your poem with the selected song. Quite an enjoyable experience!
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Date: 7/25/2017 5:53:00 AM
Thank you Thomas, really appreciate your visit and lovely comment
Date: 7/25/2017 3:52:00 AM
Hi Maria. You have created a wonderful poem here. I enjoyed it and the music too! There are actually grown adults well into mid life who still bully over certain things, not just the young and it is unbelievable. Thank you for sharing.
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Date: 7/25/2017 4:20:00 AM
Yes you are right Heidi, we know some people who just refuse to grow up, and this is even worse when they use their 'misguided sense of power' to bully and attack. Sad people in the world today.On a more positive note, I am thrilled that you liked this poem of mine. As always a big thank you for your visit and lovely comments...Maria xx
Date: 7/25/2017 3:02:00 AM
Ah the eternal magic of boy meeting girl against all odds depicted in every detail with poetic mastery dearest, Maria! Thank you bringing to mind unforgettable moments lived...centuries ago! Haha. Superb imagery! Bravo!
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Date: 7/25/2017 4:16:00 AM
And lived again and again for centuries to come dearest Demetrios. I loved the movie 'Meet Joe Black', and I thought it was a perfect touch to end this off nicely. I am thrilled that you enjoyed it so much.Thank you....Maria xxx