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Standing Beneath The Mistletoe

by Mike Loftis

His young heart is pounding
inside of his chest
He's prayed for the moment
now hopes for the best
He looks for the girl
and hopes she won't know
he's standing beneath the mistletoe
Laughter and joyful
noises abound
He searches the room
for the girl he found
to be the most pretty
She'd better not know
he's standing beneath the mistletoe
His mother is calling
but he stays out of fear
that moving may cost him
his chances this year
The girl is coming
and he bets she won't know
he's standing beneath the mistletoe
Across the room
an angel's face
in a dress of white linen
garnished with lace
He catches her eye
Time starts to move slow
Standing beneath the mistletoe
He's too young to know
that love is a game
She walks right up to him
and asks him his name
then puckers her lips
and says do you know
we're standing beneath the mistletoe

12/05/2004

Posted on 12/06/2004
Copyright © 2021 Mike Loftis

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Maureen Glaude on 12/06/04 at 12:24 AM

aha! seems he was not to escape the inevitable. What a sweet story poem.

Posted by Michelle Angelini on 12/06/04 at 01:07 AM

Ditto Maureen's comment, Mike. I enjoyed this. Good read!

Posted by Mary Ellen Smith on 12/06/04 at 02:35 AM

This is wonderful and adorable and just the right poem for the season!!!

Posted by Jane E Pearce on 12/06/04 at 04:14 PM

Mike-this is adorable and the rhyme is perfect. Perfect work for this season.

Posted by Quentin S Clingerman on 12/07/04 at 03:02 AM

Ahhh young romance! I would never have been so bold I think! A bit of nostalgia, a bit of whimsey, a lot of mistletoe fun in this well written rhyme.

Posted by David R Spellman on 12/08/04 at 01:52 AM

A real sweet piece just in time for the holiday!

Posted by Ashok Sharda on 12/08/04 at 01:00 PM

yes, a romantic narrative piece presented in style.

Posted by Mara Meade on 12/10/04 at 02:39 AM

Ah! A most delightful "gotcha!" Sweet poem, sweet tradition....

Posted by Jean Mollett on 09/09/06 at 04:06 AM

Hi Mike, How sweet and romance flowing in the air. Youngsters waiting for their first kiss under the mistletoe. I also agree with Que. Great write.

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