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First love as a nine year old

It was a vision, I do declare, as she just stood - standing there. I couldn’t breathe. My heart had stopped, and oh, my word, my jaw had dropped! She looked at me, well I think she did, so, I looked around and heaven forbid it was me, for sure it was; I looked again, just because I needed proof, I was the one, but unfortunately, by then, she’d gone! It was in the park, I know too sure, a park I’d never been before. The girl with the sea green eyes, had taken me by surprise. At nine years old I took it bad, but now I think I’m pretty glad I fell in love, then felt the pain, though things would never be the same! How can anyone compare to the girl who stood standing there? I never knew her, such a shame yet I’ve only myself to blame. I should have just said ‘hello’ you never know how things might go. I bottled it and I do regret that on that day we never met! The memory I still replay, but cannot change events that day. I hope she’s well and found someone, Someone to love, to belong. Would I change things? I wouldn’t! Never! That day's etched on my mind forever.

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Date: 9/17/2019 7:19:00 PM
This poem gave me a smile as my current partner and I recognised each other from an event in school days nr 50 yrs ago. Well written and enjoyed.
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Ronald D Thompson
Date: 9/18/2019 4:13:00 PM
Wow, that is truly amazing. Thanks for sharing and glad you enjoyed the poem. Best wishes..Ron
Date: 8/28/2019 11:57:00 AM
Hello Ronald D. Thompson, your first love at 9 years old Wow! My first love was at age 16. It did not work out. have a nice day my friend. x Darlene.
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Ronald D Thompson
Date: 8/28/2019 1:08:00 PM
Don't know if it was love exactly but felt that way at the time. It's just a memory of the first time a girl had an impression on me. Like you I was much older , around 17, when I had what you might call a serious girlfriend. It was just a poignant memory. Appreciate the comment Darlene. Hope you are well. Best wishes..Ron
Date: 8/24/2019 5:33:00 PM
Extremely well-written narrative of a haunting memorable event in childhood. I, and I'm sure most of your readers, can recall a similar occurrence--being captivated by the sight of someone we never saw again, but still remember.
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Ronald D Thompson
Date: 8/24/2019 5:40:00 PM
Appreciate the comment Richard. I agree most readers will be able to relate to this tale. Best wishes..Ron
Date: 8/23/2019 4:40:00 PM
Magnificent, RT! Bravo! This goes right into my FAVES. Every word rings true. Best wishes, Gershon
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Ronald D Thompson
Date: 8/23/2019 4:50:00 PM
You're too kind Gershon. Glad you liked this one. Very best wishes, Ron