Friday, January 28, 2011

Flash Friday 55: The Dance

Plan in place:
give her roses,
ask for dance.
Simple, right?
Easy? Not so much.
Courage finally summoned
towards night’s end.
“These are for you”
he awkwardly mumbles.
Speechless, taken by surprise,
she smiles,
giving hug in return.
He stumbles back
in shy retreat
only then realizing
he had forgotten
to ask for that dance. 


My 55 word treatise was based on a true story.
(Sorry G-Man...I know you prefer this to be fiction 
but I did take some liberties with the loose facts)
No names were used to protect the innocently awkward.

Now, honestly, who could be afraid of her?

I wish you all a marvelous weekend. 
Please think of me as I begin my usual work weekend of 3 12's. 
If you don't here back from me, you'll know why. 


Lisa Ricard Claro said...

Terrific poem! Love that he never asked for the dance, but at least he got up the nerve to offer flowers. I like to think maybe she ended up asking him. :)

Brian Miller said...

boys are such silly creatures arent they...smiles.

Bubba said...

A lovely story and a lovely 55.

(And a lovely pic too!) :)

Julie Kwiatkowski Schuler said...

That's a beautiful picture! She looks like a doll!

Endless Strength said...

Your daughter is beautiful. and that was a great story. :)

Unknown said...

If I were a guy of about her age, I'd be terrified.

Tina said...

Aw...what a beauty! Your 55 brought back a lot of good memories. Sigh.

G-Man said...

So Darlin...
Save the last dance for me!
Loved your 55 Polly.
Real-Life is just fine...:-)
Thanks for playing, and have a Kick Ass Week-End...G

Nessa said...

She is quite beautiful so that could be a little scary.

I hope your work weekend is mild.

Belinda Munoz said...

Ahh, and she waited so long. Sweet 5.

Gaurang Rao said...

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Akelamalu said...

Oh I bet he could kick himself!

Mine's up too.

izzy said...

lovely picture ! and good 55 ! thanks.

Raven said...

Awww....poor kid.

Bob Rhea said...

Great poem! I have a feeling that so many of us relate to this story. At least I hope so :-)

Tracy said...

she is beautiful!


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