QUIETLY WAITING FOR A CHANCE TO BLOSSOM

by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm 

She was hiding
in the shadows
in the corner
of the room
while couples
filled the dance floor
she was there alone 

a wallflower
watching from her place
quietly waiting and hoping
for a chance to blossom 

but even in the dim light
I could see a sparkle in her eyes
and I couldn’t help but stare
at her beauty on display
and the smile upon her face
as she gently swayed to the music 

Then suddenly
she caught me
watching her
but I couldn’t look away
and I heard the sweetest whisper
filling up my head
urging me to meet her
and so I walked her way 

And when I introduced myself
and asked her for a dance
she answered yes
and offered up her hand
as she held mine firmly
and shyly smiled
as two pairs of eyes
locked upon each other 

I was blessed to find a flower
hiding against the wall
and once I got to know her
she was the best of all

for she was
a wildflower
at heart
and she stole mine
that night
and I’ve never asked
to have it back

 

Copyright © 2017 Charles Robert Lindholm – All Rights Reserved 

Inspired by “Wallflower” by DavyD
and
doesitevenmatter3’s comment to “Wallflower” 

Please go read both!

 

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5 Comments to “QUIETLY WAITING FOR A CHANCE TO BLOSSOM”

  1. Chuck, glad to have provided the inspiration to this excellent poem.

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