Madeline Karnes

Blue Eyes

It’s been exactly a year,
On this very same night,
That he met that shy girl
With blue eyes shining bright.

He’s been haunted by the sound,
Of that very first word,
Just a timid hello
He wished he’d never heard.

The party was grand,
With rooms full of laughter,
He danced with her twice
But she disappeared after.

Upon invitation’s request,
Every guest wore a mask,
To find the blue-eyed girl again
Had become his most stressful task.

At the end of the night,
He started on his venture home,
On foot in the dark
And very much alone.

He had searched for his girl,
With those blue eyes shining bright,
With no luck after all
He sat alone for the the night.

He had admired her beauty,
And her timid, sweet voice,
He would’ve married her at once
If he could have even made a choice.

A year’s time has passed,
Of his longing and love for her,
When he received an invitation to a masquerade ball
The same annual ball where he locked eyes with her.

Tonight was his chance,
To search for those blue eyes,
To confess his love for her
And put an end to another goodbye.

But as he glanced ‘round the room,
He spotted those eyes,
Staring up at another man
Who swayed her from side to side.

With one sharp intake of breathe,
He backed out of the room,
That year had been far too long
For any infatuation to resume.

It has been exactly a year,
On this very same night,
He had danced with that man’s girl
With those blue eyes shining bright.

Submitted: Sunday, March 09, 2014
Edited: Monday, March 10, 2014

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