October Night

I was a youngster - a girl in my teens,
He was captain of the school football team -
The month of October, full moon shining bright,
An old fashioned hayride on a Saturday night;
Parked his Chevy in the drive and walked up to my door
I thought I would faint dead away on the floor,
How was I so lucky to capture his eye?
This larger than life, most incredible guy.
We dressed in team jerseys smuggled out of the gym,
I looked like a miniature reflection of him,
The night air was crisp -our breath hung in the air,
The frost bit my fingers, but I didn't care
Caught up in the moment with the guy of my dreams
Autumn Perfection in still frame......It seems
Like just yesterday that long ago night
A memory so precious, and my world so right -
This blast from the past brought to life once again
By an e-mail surprise...........birthday wishes from HIM! ! !

by Linda Ori

Comments (5)

Linda, I guess that everyone was wrong! You CAN go back again! ... and don't we all want to? The grass is greener as the years go by! B.V.A.
Was there ever a time like it? Youth and love - such a deadly wonderful combination. This is a very fine recreation of the excitement of the night. Obviously still a clearly etched memory when you manage to make it so vivid for the reader. How soon those special moments are over though, disappearing like flowers floating downstream. Lovely poem Linda. xx jim
WHAT A PLEASANT SURPRISE THAT MUST HAVE BEEN....OCTOBER NIGHT TO MIDNIGHT....STILL NOCTERNAL AFTER ALL THESE YEARS...HOPE YOU HAD A HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MIDNIGHT....AND JUDGING FROM THIS POEM, IT APPEARS YOU DID INDEED...GOT YOUR MESSAGE AS I TAPPED INTO PH LATE, LATE SATpm...& thank you...I like this Poem a lot...Talk to you later ''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''FRANK/FJR
Dear Linda This is such a great poem, and as Celine Dion said'It's all coming back to me now', this reminded me so much of that song Brilliant Love duncan X
WOW! ! ! ...lucky you! ...after so many years! ! ! ...love...nalini