Jimmie Arrington

Freshman - 692 Points (October 03,1984 / Phoenix, Arizona)

#254 You And Me - Poem by Jimmie Arrington

While stopping for a bite to eat
In a burger shop nearby,
I noticed in the corner seat
A young couple who caught my eye.

They were cuddled close together,
Clearly in love, make no mistake.
They couldn’t care less about the weather,
As they shared a chocolate shake.

And in my mind there’s a memory
Of how that used to be you and me.

I carried on along my way
Until I reached a shopping mall.
As I sat I heard a young man say
To his wife wearing a crocheted shawl,

“Have I told you I love you today? ”
Then into a stroller he said,
“And I love you too, Baby Adalei.”
Then kissed them both upon the head.

And I thought to myself, regretfully,
How that was almost you and me.

While I was there, I decided I
Would catch a film at the picture show.
I found a seat, then sat nearby
An old couple with hair like snow.

They held hands through the whole thing
And once he leaned over to her ear,
I couldn’t hear what he was whispering
But the kiss on his cheek was clear.

And as I watched I could nearly see,
Maybe someday that’ll be you and me.

I returned home at the day’s end
And played it again in my head.
In every scene, I try to pretend
That it was you and me instead.

It’s us at the burger shop, Dear.
It’s us walking through the mall,
It’s our baby in the stroller we steer.
It’s really us at the show, after all.

And I know in my heart, my Sweet Amalie,
Somewhere in time, that will be you and me.

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 31, 2014

Poem Edited: Friday, January 31, 2014

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