She was on the cusp of womanhood
awaking to the magic of young love
which she thought she could have
if not for an overly protective father
her own personality or appearance besides.
There was a young man who lived next door
She wanted to have his attention
and some more
She waited by her window to see him pass by
then she would giggle, let out a sigh
as she saw themselves
on top of her favorite hill
silhouetted in the sunset
as time stood still.
She hang out with his cousins
got close to him as she could
without letting her secret known
in the whole neighborhood.
How she cried whenever she heard
that he fancied another girl instead.
Then one day,
after she’s been gone for a while
she heard her name called
so sweetly, it was like a lullaby.
Her heart knew
who the voice was from
How things happened,
she couldn’t fully explain
but when her dreamed of day
She turned her back
and hid in her shell
without rhyme or reason
much less a decent farewell.
This was inspired by DVERSE POETS’ prompt for this weekend – ANECDOTE. And yes, this is my story. I wonder how life would have been different if I were a little nicer and more mature. Though I do not wish to think so much about that because despite myself, I live a rather good life. Thanks be to God. I just wish I handled things a little differently, at least for kindness’ sake.
Thank you for coming by. Happy weekend. 🙂
My friend Joy of Joy’s Notepad is hosting a Poetry/Letter to God Contest. There are prizes for the first three winners who will be chosen by author Michelle Griep. If you are interested, please check out her page for more details. Thanks again.