Striking Out

I glanced across the dance floor and saw her standing there
I saw her looking straight at me and I tried not to stare

I was kind of shy back then, for girlfriends I had none
So when I saw her look at me I thought “is this the one”?

My friend Jim beside me said “Go on, ask her to dance”
And you’d better do it quickly before you lose your chance

My heart was beating rapidly as again I met her gaze
Then I walked across the dance floor, my mind in a daze

“Would you care to dance” I said, (if she said no I’d die)
“Yes, that would be very nice” was her quick reply

I led fair maid onto the floor, put one hand on her waist
And slowly did the box step, while inside my heart raced

 I knew right then I was in love, wings were on my feet
I hardly  said a word to her til we walked back to her seat

With a smile I thanked her, and with shaking voice asked when
There was another slow one, could we dance again

She looked at me and sweetly said, “well now, that would depend”
“I’ll dance if you will promise to introduce me to your friend”

About oldmainer

I am a retired manager living in Southern Maine and a would be writer of poetry, narratives, short stories, and random opinions, and that's how Oldmainer was born. Recently, I decided to try an experiment. I added photography to the mix, using only a cheap cell phone with a limited camera and the editing software that came with it, and added the blog site Inklings at poormanspoet.wordpress.com to showcase the results. So, feel free to use whatever you find interesting or worthy, but please honor the terms of my copyright when and if you do. They may not be much, but they are still a piece of me. I appreciate your checking me out and hope that you find something that will encourage a return visit. Thanks for stopping by.
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7 Responses to Striking Out

  1. scifihammy says:

    haha Oh dear! And I was so sure this was The One! 😀

    Like

  2. Paul says:

    OUCH……

    Like

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