2016 April PAD Challenge: Day 26 – A Poem of Love


For today’s Two-for-Tuesday prompt:

  • Write a love poem. Or…
  • Write an anti-love poem.


A Poem of Love

It was the girl who noticed

The curly headed boy

Across the room

Looking lost,

Rigid against the wall.

He betrayed a rare beauty

She was struck immediately

Who was he, why hadn’t she seen him before?

The boy was terrified he might be noticed

All the fun of the occasion lost on him.

He hoped the night would engulf him

Relieve him of any contact.

Nervously she asked him to dance.

He stammered protest.

She took his hand

Led him, taught him

Engaged with him,

Showed him it was ok.

The stars shone, hands were held

She took him home

Loved him as no other.

He didn’t go home!

Love can be like that,

Once smitten

There it ends

Logic goes out the door

You’re in love

You don’t care.


Written for: http://www.writersdigest.com/whats-new/2016-april-pad-challenge-day-26

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16 Responses to 2016 April PAD Challenge: Day 26 – A Poem of Love

  1. Lyn says:

    Nice, Michael. I’m so pleased she saw something in him that sparked her curiosity. I love happy endings 🙂

  2. Scout says:

    “She took his hand–Led him, taught him–Engaged with him–Showed him it was ok…”
    Lucky she did, eh? Imagine all the missed opportunities to find love when neither party walks over, reaches for that hand… beautiful, Michael.

  3. Cesar Lardies says:

    Lovely words 🙂

  4. trishwrites1 says:

    I think back in the day we’d have said you were a goner.

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