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My First Ball

As I walk through the doors of the hall,
I am swept off my feet by such flare.
When I think that tonight’s my first ball,
How I blush thinking thoughts I don’t dare.

Lovely music pours out of the room,
And my hips sway beneath my pink gown.
Mom’s eyes seek a potential bridegroom
Dad’s eyes stop, my swaying with a frown.

Ushered in the big room my eyes dance
As they rush over grandeur so bright
Chandeliers they brought over from France 
Fill the room bringing splendour and light

On the sidelines I can’t help but stare 
Pretty walls lined with roses and vines
Sweetest scents of Guerlains fills the air
As the ladies and gents sip their wines.

Fine madam’s gowns blend in with the walls
And the heavenly ceiling divine 
Pastel angels and blue waterfalls 
Someone begs me to dance just in time.

As we twirl on the dance floor I’m charmed
Looking into his eyes, I turn red
And I’m weak in this young man’s strong arms
Looking up angels spin round my head.

All too soon my first ball has to end
Sweetest dreams I shall cherish tonight
When I think of my newly found friend 
Just the thought of him brings such delight


Anapest Trimeter

Written by Brenda Meier-Hans 
11.27.2014
Sponsor Isaiah Zerbst
Contest: Ballroom Delights 
1st place

Copyright © | Year Posted 2014




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Date: 1/3/2015 1:49:00 AM
congrats on fine win Brenda perfectly captured I remember in my late teen gate crashing a ball at a famous Park Lane hotel soon asked to dance I found out he was a policeman and so where my next two partners in horror I realised I had crashed the police ball and beat a very hasty retreat lol hugs 7
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Date: 12/26/2014 9:30:00 PM
Hi Brenda, A beautiful and wonderful Ballroom Delight. Congrats on your win :) Always & Forever ~LINDA~
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Date: 12/22/2014 2:41:00 PM
Nice descriptive poem Brenda, probably bringing memories back of many peoples' first disco / ball / prom / dance
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Brenda Meier-Hans
Date: 12/23/2014 9:39:00 AM
Thanks Julia.
Date: 12/17/2014 8:30:00 AM
Warmest congratulations on your well-deserved topmost win my dear friend, Brenda. I extremely loved and enjoyed your poem. Thanks a lot for sharing! Hugs and cheers! love lots, Leonora
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Brenda Meier-Hans
Date: 12/22/2014 6:14:00 AM
Thank you Leonora.
Date: 12/16/2014 9:54:00 PM
Beautifully written, was a delight to read. Big congrats on an excellent win and write! Hugs
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Brenda Meier-Hans
Date: 12/17/2014 7:22:00 AM
Thank you Cecilia.
Date: 12/16/2014 7:15:00 PM
Swinging back to offer high praises for your well-deserved first place win! Congratulations, Brenda - bravo!
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Brenda Meier-Hans
Date: 12/17/2014 7:22:00 AM
Thank you so much Pandita
Date: 12/16/2014 5:26:00 PM
Well done, Brenda !!! Hooray for your win!!
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Brenda Meier-Hans
Date: 12/17/2014 7:21:00 AM
Thanks so much Carrie.
Date: 12/16/2014 3:51:00 PM
Great write and win Brenda...congrats..
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Brenda Meier-Hans
Date: 12/17/2014 7:21:00 AM
Thanks Joseph.
Date: 12/16/2014 3:31:00 PM
Congratulations on your first place win. So well deserved!
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Date: 12/16/2014 3:30:00 PM
There is nothing you can't do my darling Brenda. I am so proud to call you friend. A Fav. Love You!
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Brenda Meier-Hans
Date: 12/17/2014 7:05:00 AM
Thanks so much for your support Maurice.
Date: 12/16/2014 2:14:00 PM
wow way to go Brenda your delicious descriptions are wonderful, Congratulations on a well deserved win
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Brenda Meier-Hans
Date: 12/17/2014 7:05:00 AM
Thank you Robert.
Date: 12/16/2014 12:38:00 PM
This is Gold,worthy of first place; thank goodness for the gift of poetry Brenda...congrats on the win that equates reward with effort...huggs
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Brenda Meier-Hans
Date: 12/17/2014 7:03:00 AM
Thank you so much for all your support Kayod5
Date: 12/16/2014 12:37:00 PM
Hi Brenda, I am so happy to see your beautiful ballroom poem at the top of the winner's list! I knew it would be a winner the first time I read it. And Yes, so wonderful to share the podium with you and Jan! Huge congratulations to you! 7+Fav, Hugs, Sandra
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Brenda Meier-Hans
Date: 12/17/2014 7:01:00 AM
Thank you so much Sandra.
Date: 12/16/2014 12:07:00 PM
Wow! Brenda...such ballroom delights in this lovely write of yours!! Young love waiting to blossom! Congrats on your lovely win. // paul
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Brenda Meier-Hans
Date: 12/16/2014 12:26:00 PM
Thanks Paul, I'm really glad you like it.
Date: 12/16/2014 11:46:00 AM
So pleased to see this do so well lovely to read it again - congrats:-) hugs Jan xxx
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 12/16/2014 12:27:00 PM
I am dancing with delight:-) Hugs Jan xx
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Brenda Meier-Hans
Date: 12/16/2014 12:25:00 PM
Thanks so much and congratulations on your beautiful poem.
Date: 12/16/2014 11:23:00 AM
Smooth anapest, and the poem is so beautifully enchanting! Thanks so much for your wonderful contribution.
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Brenda Meier-Hans
Date: 12/16/2014 12:16:00 PM
Wow, thank you so much Isaiah. I worked really hard on this one to get it just right. I am so happy you like it.
Date: 11/30/2014 4:49:00 PM
Brenda, this is such a great poem with that waltz feeling in your meter and wonderful descriptive imagery of the setting and actions taking place at the ball! Good luck in the contest! 7+Fav, Hugs, Sandra
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Brenda Meier-Hans
Date: 11/30/2014 6:33:00 PM
Thank you so much Sandra.
Date: 11/30/2014 12:46:00 PM
Beautiful ball room write, Barbara. The imagery is just delightful!Pandita
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Pandita Sanchez
Date: 11/30/2014 9:47:00 PM
Oops - so sorry Brenda, about the typo above. Please forgive the error:-)
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Brenda Meier-Hans
Date: 11/30/2014 6:31:00 PM
Thanks Pandita, I'll let her know. ;-).
Date: 11/29/2014 7:40:00 PM
With three daughters, I was your dad in the poem . . . to much fun going on here!! Loved the poem . . .
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Brenda Meier-Hans
Date: 11/30/2014 6:30:00 PM
LOL Thanks David.
Date: 11/29/2014 4:25:00 PM
Reads like a winner to me..Way to go for the contest..I believe that you have got the shoe, shoe, boot down really well..Thanks for the visit to my page..Sara
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Brenda Meier-Hans
Date: 11/29/2014 6:52:00 PM
Thanks Sara
Date: 11/29/2014 3:50:00 PM
so beautifully penned Brenda - good luck with the contest:-) hugs Jan xx
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Brenda Meier-Hans
Date: 11/29/2014 6:52:00 PM
Thank you Jan
Date: 11/29/2014 2:32:00 PM
- A truly beautiful memory - Young and in love ..... Beautiful poems, Brenda! - I wish you luck in the contest - ..... and a lovely weekend - oxox // Anne-Lise :)
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Brenda Meier-Hans
Date: 11/29/2014 6:51:00 PM
Thank you Anne Lise
Date: 11/29/2014 2:17:00 PM
7 So beautiful, the canvas is outstanding. Good luck in the contest Brenda .
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Brenda Meier-Hans
Date: 11/29/2014 6:50:00 PM
Thank you Eve.
Date: 11/29/2014 1:57:00 PM
Such a beautiful night Brenda... C/A
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Brenda Meier-Hans
Date: 11/29/2014 6:50:00 PM
Thanks Cupid