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

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  • (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
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  • 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

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Poem Submitted: Monday, November 7, 2005

Poem Edited: Sunday, January 6, 2008


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