oskar hansen


...and sweet was my love


….And Sweet was My Love

I had met her in the town where I went to school,
about an hour train ride from my town. She was
very sweet and I had met her parents they lived in
a big house that had a bathroom, a novelty for me,
mind I used the public baths near my home.

A Saturday she came to visit my mother, who
didn’t say much, it was like she was feeling shy,
and didn’t offer us anything to eat, my girlfriend
and I went to the movie and when we came back
mother had gone to bed and left us to it.

I had to tell my girl that the sofa we sat on, was
my bed and that I used a sleeping bag; however
we had a spare woolly blanket, I put it over us
to keep warm. Side by side, if not by Sondheim,
we cuddled and fell youthfully asleep.

We awoke early I took her down to the railway
station so she could use its facilities, we also
breakfasted there, in silence, I had realised how
poor I was, she was shocked and wanted to go
home, and thus, forlornly a love affair ended.
.

Submitted: Monday, May 11, 2009

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  • Gold Star - 13,083 Points Chinedu Dike (12/11/2014 7:04:00 AM)

    A lovely romantic narrative well put together. I wish to state here that, mere acquisition of material benefits is not a sign of personal superiority. Thanks for sharing this poem. Please read my poem MANDELA - THE IMMORTAL ICON. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Emma_1221@list.ru Adamyan (7/16/2009 3:47:00 PM)

    im shocked too. y my comment is the first? i wonder, what do ppl read in here? perhaps those who think that shine/mine is a poetry. well, poor those who dont read ur poem. i mean it. thanks (Report) Reply

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