Oh Boy


Free Write Friday post using words: train, burlap, fiction, pearls, vertigo

I have no way to explain why
I dreamt of days in the Old West
Waking drenched in a cold sweat
I’ll describe it as I remember best.

On the platform waiting for a train
Burlap sack of oats down by my feet
I saw a lady walking down the street
Dressed so fine in gloves and pearls.

I knew I must talk to her, but how
Here I am, but a lowly dirt farmer
To come up with a piece of fiction
And not appear as just a charmer.

Tipping my hat and giving a bow
It wasn’t much of a fancy show
But oh it made my head spin
Perfume sending me into vertigo.

She was just a lady from up north
Canada she said, so far from here
I couldn’t imagine how far that is
But I was glad to have her so near.

Since we were alone there waiting
I guess she felt impelled to speak
Everything around seemed blurred
Her words and eyes, all I’d seek.

All too quickly I heard the whistle
A smile and laugh we both shared
Knowing we were from worlds apart
As she left, a kiss showed she cared.

About graypoet

Just one that at times puts the words to the page and lets them fall as they might.
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12 Responses to Oh Boy

  1. Oh, but my dear Gray, you are definitely a charmer. ♥

    You have such a knack for rhyming stories. Sure wish I could do that! So So So happy to see you!

    • graypoet says:

      Thank you Kellie, glad I could contribute. Knack? Think it is just that I am constantly talking in circles. I always appreciate words from one who does…. You are an inspiration. One day maybe I’ll try to put a few together to submit somewhere.

  2. valarie russell says:

    You certainly do have a way with words.A true gentleman and a charmer in words and in deeds.You never disappoint my friend.

  3. catnipoflife says:

    What a delightful read and to think it was a FREE WRITE! Awesome!!!!! šŸ™‚

  4. Pingback: Free Write Friday #38: Word Bank | catnipoflife

  5. Suzanne says:

    What a charming poem – you evoke the characters so well – another time and place comes alive in your words.

  6. Colline says:

    Enjoyed reading your description of a chance encounter

  7. I love the way you captured the moment between two strangers. And the way you can weave a story with your gift of rhyme! OO LA LA!!

  8. That is beautiful. I could picture the whole scenario and sense the feeling behind it. Well done! šŸ™‚

  9. Your use of the prompt words is wonderful! They fit in as if the poem came before the prompt! Beautiful poetry, and a great story!

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