School is back in session, and they are everywhere. You see them in the early morning waiting for buses and walking home in the afternoon. The only way to be clear of them is to go out during school hours.
Teenagers. Not just any teenagers, mind you. Teenagers smitten with one another…or so they think.
The blossoming of love is something we ponder in spring; however, more of it happens at the start of the school year than any other time. All of those hormones are herded into small areas. Then, after being forced to Stop Talking!, they pass notes with hearts and SWAK on them.
Do you remember that? Girls clumped together hugging books, giggling as they wait to catch a glimpse of that boy. Boys strutting like peacocks and competing for the attention of that girl.
Mantra thinks the entire thing is nauseating. I See You is a foray into the world of crushes and first loves. See if you can see yourself in the poem.
I See You
There are two of them in the yard.
They’re almost identical in size.
One brunette. The other ginger.
Heads together in conspiracy.
Along the sidewalk another one comes,
His chest pushed out, catches their eyes.
They turn their backs to whisper.
One blushes and sneaks another peek.
He waits at the corner, glancing back
To see if they are interested.
His friend is coming up the street,
Oblivious to their watchful stares.
He and his friend try another tack
Turning and whispering, yet posed.
Watching them in a car window,
To his friend he issues the dare.
Side-by-side they stride up to the pair
Greeting blushing faces with smiles.
Small talk between sweet, coy looks,
Eyelashes batted demurely.
His friend asks first of the brunette.
He’s completely lost in her wiles.
He offers to carry her books,
And she accepts with a giggle.
Have you ever taken a dare to meet someone? Who was your first love? Are you looking through the window at them? Did you ever play hard to get? Were you shy or coy?
(c) Red Dwyer 2012
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