Ernestine Northover

Veteran Poet - 1,553 Points (25th March 1943)

Her Date - Poem by Ernestine Northover

She waved down a passing cab,
And said, Hi Frank can I grab
A quick lift home, cos I'm a little late tonight,
Oh sure, he said, and smiled,
As if she were a child,
I'll set you down outside your door, if that's alright!

That would indeed be great,
She answered, I've got a date,
And I'll have to change and also snatch a bite,
I hope he will wait for me,
I told him that I'd hurry,
Musn't keep him standing long, on our first night.

Where are you going to meet,
I probably know the street,
I won't let you down, if time is getting tight,
No, don't you worry Frank,
But you, I would like to thank,
And if he doesn't show up, I'll ring you, if I might.

No problem, just you phone,
And don't walk home alone,
I'll be right there, I'd hate you to have a fright,
But there was no need for Frank,
To leave his taxi rank,
She found that her date turned out to be just right.

© Ernestine Northover

Comments about Her Date by Ernestine Northover

  • Andrew Blakemore (4/26/2008 3:35:00 PM)

    A lovely structured poem. The a, a, b, c, c, b form is a favourite of mine. Great subject matter too. Andrew x (Report) Reply

    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • (4/1/2006 12:04:00 PM)

    First date, maybe great.
    First time, nerves on line.
    Thankyou for sharing this, I'm sure that many can relate.Love Duncan
    (Report) Reply

  • Lucy Burrow (11/7/2005 5:28:00 PM)

    I love the phrasing in this, it sort of jitters like a nervous young girl on her first date. great stuff Ernestine, regards, Lucy (Report) Reply

Read all 3 comments »

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Poem Submitted: Monday, November 7, 2005

Poem Edited: Sunday, January 6, 2008

Famous Poems

  1. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  5. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  6. Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  7. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  8. Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep
    Mary Elizabeth Frye
  9. I Do Not Love You Except Because I Love You
    Pablo Neruda
  10. Television
    Roald Dahl
[Report Error]