Mysterious Lady

Mysterious Lady

A Poem by Ryan Loftis

A man becomes smitten with a woman to which he meets at a town gathering. He is suprised when she notices him and ignores everyone else in order to walk to him.


I glared as a lady flew on a bird

Of which kind I had never heard

The entire town's people gathered in awe

It flew with such grace, I couldn't withdraw


As the bird landed on the ground,

People gathered from all around

Every person from the town was there

To watch the flow of the lady's hair


To watch her teeth sparkle so bright

To watch her face emit so much light

To watch her eyes gleam so yellow

To hear her voice, like a siren's soft bellow


Among the large crowd, she strode right to me

Her face lit up with utter glee

"Is it you, my long lost brother?

The one who got lost after the death of my mother?"


"I am Julian, your very own kin

The one who'd gotten lost, but can't recall when

The one who was lost for many a night

In which it has caused me so much fright"


Harder and harder the wind had blown,

The easier it was for the truth to be known

Even as much as I had missed her,

Mistakenly, the one I had loved was my very own sister

© 2010 Ryan Loftis

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Hi! I'm not good with poetry because most of the ones I read I don't like, but I actually like this. You managed to pull off good stroytelling through a not very long poem which is not easy and you made it not confusing! Good job!

Posted 2 Years Ago

Ahhh rats! His sister. What a bummer! Good story and poem though. Drew me in for sure!!

Posted 5 Years Ago

What a great poem with a fabulous twist!

Posted 8 Years Ago

Hallucinatory work . Prodigious poem. Much kudos to you :)

Posted 8 Years Ago

A beautiful story. Brought us in with a description of a beauty and a woman. Held us with strong and powerful words. Ending was a surprise. Last lines I like a lot.

Posted 14 Years Ago

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5 Reviews
Shelved in 3 Libraries
Added on January 1, 2010
Last Updated on January 1, 2010
Tags: Fiction, Romance, Irony, Fantasy
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Ryan Loftis
Ryan Loftis

Fort Smith, AR

I'm 16, a junior, and gay. I love to write whenever I get the chance. I sing ALL the time, and everyone seems to enjoy it. Any questions, just ask. more..