First Date

First Date

Feeling jittery and excited
In my stomach
there were butterflies
You will be here soon
I imagine how it might be
and allow myself to fantasize
It is seven o’ clock
and then seven thirty
another 30 minutes go by
Waiting by the window
Anticipating your arrival
and then I begin to cry
Where are you?
Did I get the time wrong
You said you would come
My first real date
Your word is broken
Leaving me quite numb
I cannot comprehend
why you are not here
so I go to your house
I will make you tell me
why I have been stood up
Be accountable, you louse!
Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

First disappointment - OctPoWriMo
Jittery - Word of the Day
Broken - RDP

Image by Jerzy Górecki from Pixabay 

  11 comments for “First Date

  1. October 18, 2019 at 9:58 am

    That’s the spirit! Make him accountable.

    • Christine Bolton
      October 18, 2019 at 10:46 am

      Exactly! We should all be accountable for whatever we do 🙂❤️

      • October 18, 2019 at 11:12 am


  2. October 18, 2019 at 9:13 am

    Gorgeous write my dear. It’s painful, but it’s beautiful Christine❤️💕🌸

    • Christine Bolton
      October 18, 2019 at 11:09 am

      Thank you G. This actually happened to me as a young teen and I did go to his house and made him accountable 🙂 Lol.

      • October 18, 2019 at 11:11 am

        You are so welcome.
        Good on you 🙂 He should have not done it. His loss.
        Have a splendid day, Christine.

      • Christine Bolton
        October 18, 2019 at 11:12 am

        You too dear friend 🙂💕

      • October 18, 2019 at 11:12 am


  3. October 18, 2019 at 9:03 am

    Ah! The pain and disappointment of being stood up on the first date! Well captured, Christine! 🙂💞

    • Christine Bolton
      October 18, 2019 at 11:10 am

      Yes excruciating pain 😕

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