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An Old Crush

by Jennifer L Banks

When I was young, you said hi and I ran.
Away from you, boy, teen and man.
Now 30 yrs later I stand before you,
same shy girl, thinking,I must bore you.

Your smile shines on me,
your brown eyes intently stare
and I keep thinking to myself,
I don't belong here and feel so bare.
A part of me still frozen,
in time, in space, in the past.
I wonder just how long this old crush can last.

It's a silly thing to feel this way
as you go about your hardworking day.
To fish, to hunt, to pay bills and live.
I don't know what part I can give.

You have a life I say, letting out a sigh
But it wasn't me long ago that stopped and said hi.

Now years later you look at me and I say "hi"
and you just smile, that little grin
and return that soft boyish "hi"....


Posted on 10/10/2011
Copyright © 2020 Jennifer L Banks

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Gabriel Ricard on 10/10/11 at 03:45 PM

Dig the ending. Awesome story.

Posted by Joe Cramer on 10/10/11 at 04:42 PM

... nice.....

Posted by Shannon McEwen on 10/10/11 at 06:04 PM

I like the story of this:)

Posted by Mo Couts on 10/11/11 at 03:08 PM

I, too, like this story. So nicely expressed!

Posted by A. Reed on 10/15/11 at 09:13 AM

Funny how often it works out this way. I know it all too well, you think it isn't there and...hi.

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