OK, so another Friday prompt from Kellie Elmore and her Free Write Friday post. This is from a quote, so I’ll adapt it a bit since I’m not a girl and see where it falls… Thanks Kellie. For my readers, I hope you will follow the link to Kellie’s page as there are always some great contributions:
Seventeen and not many cares in the world
A great family, comfortable but getting by
So years spent working to help out with bills
Never a thought of hesitation or to ask why.
Maybe up to then there wasn’t time for girls
Dates sure, but nothing that was serious yet
And then summer rolled around and she appeared
Shy yet captivating, a smile I couldn’t forget.
I noticed her and yet I was too shy to step up
Imagine my surprise to hear with her I had a date
She had bragged to her friend that we would go out
So I had to ask her myself, before it was too late.
I got her number from a friend of hers that I knew
When I called, it was busy, two friends plotting
When I got her to answer, seems we were both ready
So the date was set, only thing left was the waiting.
I could say it was fate or maybe the stars aligned
It was a date that lasted through almost thirty years
I won’t recount the tragic night of a drunk driver
But there were years of smiles, remembered with tears.