Sunday, 27 April 2014

Lost love in Blackpool.

15:53:00 Posted by Shaun Brookes , , , , , , , 4 comments
Good afternoon readers.
This week I saw a sign for a girl at side of the road. A please call notice for a lost love from 50 years ago- with a mobile number on to contact. Once upon a time I'd have probably called it for a laugh, being a bit of an idiot but, these days I'm a much more romantic and mellow person- I write poetry and things. 
The sign inspired my poem for the theme of Anonymity- in that I found it quite sad to think that for half a century someone had harboured an idea of a woman, a perfect snapshot that moves and talks and dances- both ever and never disappointed. Anyway, I've written the poem below as a result- hope you enjoy reading it.


Taking the Chances

I didn't catch your name in '62
But we danced under the Tower, me and you
Until the last tram home
And then I never managed call
And I wonder, are you free now
Did you get to see the world?

I've imagined how your ringlets waved
From Tokyo's snapshots and NYC
How your flowered dress and dancing shoes
Have turned heads across each world city
How your blue eyes still might search the sky
How I hope you found your perfect guy

But, girl from the Tower, June '62
If you've still not found love- it's been looking for you.

Thanks for stopping by, S.


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4 comments:

Colin Davies said...

This last two lines are killer.

Thoroughly enjoyed.

Colin Davies said...

Correction *this = those

Adele said...

Can't tell you why - but you made me cry. Oh and in case you are wondering - I was only four in 1962. Cheeky!

Lovely work Shaun.

vicky ellis said...

What they said. A proper snapshot poem. Really moving. Thank you.