Kelly Seale

Rookie (12-17-1958 / Norfolk, Va. USA)

'Silentpoetguy' - Poem by Kelly Seale

I stand against the cosmic Latte colored wall, my left leg crooked up behind me, holding my stance-
Watching, like a chameleon- I blend in with the stains, unnoticed.
Bored of all this hum-drum ho-hum, I'm ready to leave this poetic dance-
But she catches my eye...
She is not like the others- thinking to myself,
- asking myself why?

You feel my eyes upon you, looking up from your Monster Energy Drink.
Your worn and tattered notebook drops to the floor,
Eyes darting side to side, scanning the room,
not taking the time to think.
Then, you catch my glance- As you bend down to pick it up,
Reavealing just a hint of your flesh, your curves.
Turning away, with a flip of your tousled auburn hair,
I wonder if my very presence stopped your heart-
The way that you stopped mine?
Or was my intense stare,
getting under your skin, and on your nerves?

I watched you slip out the door,
unnoticed by others, but just a parting glance-
A sly smile, told me that this was my moment-
This was my chance.
I leapped from my perch, alongside the wall,
through the crowd of writers and poets-
I sprinted for the door, I hadn't a moment to stall.

Just as you exit the place,
just as you're leaving-
I catch up to you, my heart pounding,
my chest heaving.
My sudden presence startels you,
and there's no time for you to think-
You slam your hand in my face,
and dropp your Monster Energy Drink.
You reach deep into your purse,
and spray my eyes with your mace-
I slam the wall with my fist,
as I scream and thrash and curse-

After all the commotion dies,
and you offer me a wet-one for my eyes-
You plead with me to forgive you,
and I laughingly also appologize.
We walk and talk to my car,
and laugh about the way that things turn out-
I offer you a ride for your troubles,
You agree and accept with a just a little doubt,
but no regret.
This is one story for the books I tell you-
But it is the truth of how
Your Mother and I met.


Poet's Notes about The Poem

Just a little poem of 'what if's, '
inspired by a an Amazing Friend.; -)

And my thanks to Gabhriel Londe and her poem 'At a Writer's Workshop, '
in which my first stanza was my reply to her write.; -)

Comments about 'Silentpoetguy' by Kelly Seale

  • Aria Siren (11/15/2012 11:50:00 AM)

    I had a smile on my face the entire time I was reading it. Truly entertaining with a mesmerizing scene played out in front of my eyes. I also love the structure of the poem, the back and forth dialogue of unspoken words. Excellent! (Report)Reply

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  • (11/5/2012 9:30:00 AM)

    Woah! You weren't lieing about your stories to your kids, huh? You are a master storyteller. Amazing. I felt like I was on the wall just to observe the scene. This was romantic comedy at its finest. Thanks for sharing. (Report)Reply

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  • (10/24/2012 3:29:00 PM)

    This great story made me want to laugh and console the poor guy all at the same time! Love the point of view switches too. Great job, Kelly :) (Report)Reply

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  • Aung Si (10/21/2012 10:52:00 PM)

    Good work to read and appreciate. Fate is in our hands for sure. what ever we do will be appear and answered in the future! (Report)Reply

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  • Caroline Bulleck (10/18/2012 7:21:00 PM)

    I love it, it's hilarious and touching. (Report)Reply

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  • Gabhriel Londe (10/14/2012 12:29:00 PM)

    I am honored that my poem inspired you to write this poem. I really enjoyed it- an interesting story to follow the character. A possible continuation told by a second party is a very interesting perspective- for both the audience, and for me the writer. A great read :) And thank you so much for the nod. (Report)Reply

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  • Valerie Dohren (10/14/2012 5:29:00 AM)

    A novel write and an interesting story which was both captivating and sweet. (Report)Reply

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  • Unwritten Soul (10/14/2012 3:41:00 AM)

    The moving of the story and how you write it sounds a good poetry meet novel, kinda easy feeling and mind teasing, that's a good way to refreshing a reader to follow the lines! good job_Soul (Report)Reply

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  • Romeo Della Valle (10/11/2012 10:29:00 PM)

    Powerful! A touching and well crafted write filled we emotions and feelings! There is nothing in the world like a good friend that you can learn from! Your great sense appreciation is admirable! 10+++ Thank you for sharing and keep it up! God Bless You! Romeo-New York City (Report)Reply

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  • Stevie Taite (10/9/2012 10:18:00 AM)

    I do love a good story poem, and with a happy ending to boot! Well done. I did one about a true event, caled cure for stuttering, a story with beginning, middle and end! X x (Report)Reply

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  • Darkangel Flyfree (10/4/2012 3:55:00 PM)

    This poem is really good and so sweet! Really enjoyed this piece Kelly, couldn't take my eyes off it! (Report)Reply

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  • Kelly Seale (10/4/2012 2:56:00 PM)

    And my thanks to Gabhriel Londe, who's poem entitled At A Writer's Worksho, inspired the first stanza- which was my reply to her write.; -) (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, October 4, 2012

Poem Edited: Friday, October 5, 2012

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