AT FIRST SIGHT… – PROMPT #72

Somewhere along the road of life, someone catches our eye. And in the blink that follows, your life seems changed forever. It could be a smile, a well turned phrase or just “something” that tells you that your first instincts are correct.

“HOW DO YOU VIEW your life? – POETIC BLOOMINGS MEMOIR PROJECT

Part 7: AT FIRST SIGHT… Write about falling in love for the first time. You can change the names if you feel more comfortable, or not even write of the “other half,” just tell us what the experience was like for you.  It’s your first inklings of love that we seek. What antics did you both engage in? What kind of things did you do on a date?  Tap the memory banks for this one. And then write it.

MARIE ELENA’S JOURNEY:

1974 – 1989

New state,
New town,
New high school.
My sophomore year, I spot you.
I say to my new friend,
“Someday, I will marry him.”

I recall my mother telling my sister,
“Use your eyes, Peg.”
And so I “use” my eyes.
Is that what caught your attention?
I can’t say for sure, but it seemed to me
You used your eyes as well.

We walk Naples beach.
We hold hands,
Play football in the sand,
Sit close on the band bus for “away” games.
We talk, and laugh, and hug
And can’t say goodbye.

My senior year, we marry.
We enjoy each others’  company.
We enjoy our three children.
Just shy of thirteen years,
We say that goodbye.

One of us needed no one else.
One, apparently not.

© Marie Elena Good

WALT’S INFATUATION:

WHEN YOU LEAST EXPECT…

From across the pond you beamed,
a bit too perky with that quirky smile.
Full of style and wide of eye,
I’d spy every fawning glimpse I could.
I should have known I’d be shown the door
to your heart. This was our start.
Long before anorexia depleted you,
years before cancer defeated you,
we shared what true hearts share.
Hidden in that soulful stare,
I found you and had discovered love.

© Walter J. Wojtanik – 2012