Categories
Places Poetry Romantic

Mystique

Manchester, 26th April 2020

Sat in the tranquil scene

of the gardens off

Piccadilly

really – it hadn’t registered before

engaging in conversation in

the college refectory

the year we first met – like

yesterday

Categories
Poetry Schooldays

Old Friends

Note from Inky:

Cheers to

https://serafinajayne.wordpress.com/2017/02/09/friendship/

for the prompt

 

You’ve been around for a bit

going round in the same circles

but passing each other without noticing

 

You shared everything

from gobstoppers to pencil cases

and spots on the high school bus

 

Your paths met

a lifetime fork in the road

as you went one way, and they went another

 

You wandered where they ended up

No phone calls letters or e-mails

Till one day – a message – “You’ve got mail”

 

Arrangements made

and best suit pressed

for a meet of the whole year – most impressed

 

And as you reach, the dance hall door

your old friends sat waiting – like you knew them before

as you head out to venture the dance hall floor

Categories
Growing up Life Poetry Schooldays

Relief!

Relieved

The message responded to,

the seed of panic begins to grow

old faces from the past

you haven’t seen for years

 

Contact – thin on the ground

Telephone – no obvious sound

haven’t seen many of them around

feeling like a lost and found

 

As day grows near – you wander more

what you want to be there for ?

ghosts of past – appear no end

enough to drive you round the bend

 

You go to the place – and to your surprise

a friendly face – you’re recognised

nerves begin to ease a while

as old chums welcome you with a smile

 

Categories
Life Romance

The Reunion

One More Time

Coloured lights flicker off
the big glitter ball
as you arrive at the dance
at the old school hall

Friends from your past,
Greet with a cheer
as you are the one,
they want to be near!

All of those faces, from days of old
Come into the warmth, and out of the cold
and the faces around you, don’t seem to have changed
You thought they’d forgot you
They all know your name

You talk with your chums,
remembering the time
when you were in French
Conversing your lines

And the girl you once fancied
is at the back of the room
Remembering the light
you gave in the gloom

You’re all drinking things
Not allowed in that time
as you reminisce with Bitter
or Vodka and Lime

Now she’s dancing wi’ Girlfriends
to a tune you both knew,
She’s 16 again
and you’re feeling Blue.

She walks across the hall
and calls out your name.
You raise a smile
and take part in her game.

And as she skips across sweetly
grabbing hold of your hand,
you both dance together
to the sound of the band

Categories
Romantic

The reunion

Coloured lights flicker off
the big glitter ball
as you arrive at the dance
at the old school hall

Friends from your past,
Greet with a cheer
as you are the one,
they want to be near!

All of those faces, from days of old
Come into the warmth, and out of the cold
and the faces around you, don’t seem to have changed
You thought they’d forgot you
They all know your name

You talk with your chums,
remembering the time
when you were in French
Conversing your lines

And the girl you once fancied
is at the back of the room
Remembering the light
you gave in the gloom

You’re all drinking things
Not allowed in that time
as you reminisce with Bitter
or Vodka and Lime

Now she’s dancing wi’ Girlfriends
to a tune you both knew,
She’s 16 again
and you’re feeling Blue.

She walks across the hall
and calls out your name.
You raise a smile
and take part in her game.

And as she skips across sweetly
grabbing hold of your hand,
you both dance together
to the sound of the band