Early morning light
Streaks through the curtain
Another day dawning
That’s all that is certain

Sarah lies in her bed
Remembering what occurred
The events of the previous night
Have left her somewhat disturbed

“What happened?” she thought
Everything was going so great
Andrew was delightful
Considering it was a blind date

They had gone to a restaurant
For an early dinner and talk
Then a movie to follow
And a stroll on the boardwalk

Andrew had become romantic
And leaned in to kiss
She reciprocated the action
It was a moment of bliss

It lasted just a moment
And then he doubled over in pain
What was the problem?
She could not ascertain

After some endless moments
Sarah realized what was amiss
He’d eaten the lamb curry
It wasn’t the kiss

The hospital emergency room
Was where they eventually parted
They likely wouldn’t meet again
Dating is not for the faint hearted

Christine Bolton – Poetry for Healing ©

In response to Bjorn’s challenge at D’Verse Poets Writing Narrative Poetry

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  18 comments for “Date

  1. Beverly Crawford
    September 29, 2018 at 1:12 pm

    What an inauspicious ending to a blind date! This was such an entertaining read!

  2. September 29, 2018 at 8:17 am

    And I thought this was going to be about date rate … turned out it the lamb plate … You have to wonder though if the table merely turned.

    • Christine Bolton
      September 29, 2018 at 10:15 am

      Very good!! 🙂

  3. September 28, 2018 at 4:32 pm

    I think a second date would work… I can imagine how the lamb curry would end up to be a family legend…

    • Christine Bolton
      September 28, 2018 at 5:16 pm

      Lol! 🤣 I guess so!

  4. paeansunplugged
    September 28, 2018 at 2:27 pm

    Lol! The lamb curry. Never have lamb curry on a first date.

    • Christine Bolton
      September 28, 2018 at 2:51 pm

      Teehee! 🤣🤣🤣🤣

  5. September 28, 2018 at 10:46 am

    Ah, the lamb curry did it.

    • Christine Bolton
      September 28, 2018 at 2:52 pm

      Doesn’t it always! 😒

  6. September 28, 2018 at 10:19 am

    So clever, Christine!

    • Christine Bolton
      September 28, 2018 at 2:53 pm

      Thank you!!! 🙂

      • September 29, 2018 at 2:20 pm


  7. September 28, 2018 at 1:37 am

    He’d eaten the lamb curry
    It wasn’t the kiss – I love your wit and humour Christine

    I was the one ill from food poisoning a day before once and he really thought he had poisoned me, he was so attentive, I won’t go on but I totally can relate to your poem, even up to wanting to go to the ER, poor man I gave him such a shock!

    • Christine Bolton
      September 28, 2018 at 8:16 am

      Oh too funny Gina! Well not really, but on reflection we can see the funny side 🙂
      We all have horror stories from dating 🤣

      • September 28, 2018 at 8:30 am

        yes some so hilarious yet true, I laugh at myself very often

  8. September 27, 2018 at 11:02 pm

    Unexpected…hope they moved past it

    • Christine Bolton
      September 27, 2018 at 11:16 pm

      He probably thought she poisoned him LOL 🤣

      • September 28, 2018 at 9:01 am

        ha ha ha

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