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First date

First date


I spent the evening
wishing you would make the first move.
I marked your song
but listened from a safe distance.
 
The gap between us elongated 
like an escalator 
laying down its treads
with the handrail busy, trying playing catch–up.
 
Over dinner the distance between us grew wider.
But we carried on as if we were governed by some unwritten rule.
But like a fool, I held back 
least the evening might finish too soon.
 
I surveyed your face for that give away glance.
Waited patiently for that inner dance.
Hoping that it would surface.
But your light remained red
even though I was on amber.
 
So I stayed, quiet, still.
Smiling, nodding and agreeing.
Mirroring your every gesture.
Matching your every move.

 
I searched inwardly for a hint of salvation.
I searched outwardly for some possible intension.
I was hurting like a defeated soldier.
I want to know you before you get older.
 
I spent an evening
wishing I had made the first move.
I marked your song
but foolishly maintained a distance.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2014




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Date: 3/31/2014 3:45:00 PM
Oh I wonder how many people can relate to this. Fabulous Write. Jan x
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Tony Kirk
Date: 4/8/2014 3:07:00 PM
Thanks Jan for you comments. Have a good evening Tony Kirk
Date: 3/30/2014 4:24:00 PM
Tony, Congratulations, on your win... Nice First Date entry..... xox~ LINDA
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Tony Kirk
Date: 4/8/2014 3:08:00 PM
Thanks Linda......Tony Kirk
Date: 3/23/2014 10:01:00 PM
Congratulations on a fine win with this awesome poem, tony
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Tony Kirk
Date: 3/24/2014 12:12:00 PM
Many thanks. Tony Kirk