She took my hand
even carressed it
and I looked at her
so many feelings in those eyes
standing at the balcony.
And she said
"I hope you don't think me too bold
But I have need of a kind person
and you seem to be that person
for whatever reason;
you soul came through to me
and I trust you
trust you, implicitedly;
and I have need of your protection."
"Protection? " I said
"Protection from what? "
"I have those near me who would
do me harm, do my family harm
and I am afraid, terrified."
I looked around looking for
who was near she could be
referring to whom she feared.
a man came close and addressed her
"You have to come now."
I reached out and stood between him and her.
"Do you know this fellow/" I said.
"No, " she said
"But I'd better do as he says."
With that she moves off with him
looking bak at me, being guiding by him through the crowd/
She looked back
mournfully in my direction
and I froze, but decided after a moment
to keep her in sight, following the two.
But I lost her, leaving me indecisive
clawing at the spot where she disappeared.
Quickly, I moved toward the exits
to see if I could spot her getting into a car
to see if I can get a liscence plate
and maybe trace her from there;
she whom I did not even know her name,
or even how see came to be at this party.
I moved toward the door, stooding nearby
the car pool, waiting, waiting to get a glimpse of her.
Suddenly from behind me a car sped by,
on the way out, speeding past me.
I could only see part of it's plate, the last three letters
seeing her white gown in the rear view mirror.
And she was gone.
I turned quickly back inside to talk to the host
to get more information about her,
who invited her,
who were her friends.
I looked for my host.
to be continued
This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.I would like to translate this poem