First Love

First Love

A Poem by Frances Smart

 

I was walking to the Chow Hall
On a hot September evening
I wasn’t thinking about much
Except getting to dinner
Before they closed
(After all, it was free)
 
When suddenly, I saw you
Leaping out of the second story window
And I thought, surely, you were dead
But you got to your feet
And came running after me down the street
 
I found out later that you were crazy enough
To make your living jumping out of things
But that day
All you wanted was to ask me out
To the biggest party of the year,
I might add
 
You had a girl at home
The way most of the guys I knew did
But I didn’t care because
I was crazy enough to love you
And the way you made me laugh
And the things you believed in
 
And so I shouldn’t have been surprised
That day three years later
When I told you how
I had lost our baby
And you told me how
You had gotten married three days before
And you were so very happy
I shouldn’t have been surprised
But I was
Because I was betting on the fact
That I would win, in the end
 
But the things I won are not the things I was expecting
I am stronger because I loved you
Better because I knew you
And happier because I got to be with you
Thank you for being my friend.
 
Happy birthday, P.F.B.

© 2008 Frances Smart


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This is a great poem...I know how you feel..been there before..I like this one!

Posted 14 Years Ago


This is a heartbreaker of a poem, a real life happening and you must be a very special person to feel as you do about this person, that is what makes this poem everything that it is, a heartbreaker. Glad I stopped by your page to read this.

Posted 14 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

once again another great piece by broken...i really like your work b/c they are about real life..great job on this one...=)

Posted 14 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.


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Frances Smart
Frances Smart

Charlotte, NC



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I'm divorced, 46, a ten-year military veteran with two college degrees, one in English education and one in theology. I am the non-custodial parent of two delightful children, and girl and a boy, ages.. more..

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