Ordinary Girl

Ordinary Girl

A Poem by Wesley Dingler


Outwardly, she seemed
  like an ordinary girl--
nothing more and nothing less.
  But within she contained
an extraordinary pearl unlike
  anything that I would have guessed.

And after she asked me if I could
  spare just a moment of my time
I felt something unlike anything I had
  ever felt in all my life.

And she said,
  "Take me as I am.
Hold me while you can.
  Tomorrow isn't promised for any of us,
and that's something I need you to understand."

    Then,

I could feel the stars align from
  the first moment I held her hand. And
she looked into my eyes as if I
  was the first and the only man.

And if you don't know what that feels like then you
  have my deepest sympathy, my friend.
To have and to hold the apple of your eye is
  the highest honor among men.

The first time she kissed me,
  I felt time freeze.

I felt love and
  I felt loyalty and
I felt frailty--

yes, I even felt frailty--
  but I felt love above all of these.

      And to think,

outwardly, she seemed
  like an ordinary girl--
nothing more and nothing less.
  But within she contained
an extraordinary pearl unlike
  anything that I could have guessed.

Have I been truly blessed or
  was I just lucky in time?
          I don't know but
as I wake in bed next to her
  they sound the same in my mind.

© 2022 Wesley Dingler


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I believe you were lucky and blessed....the pearl inside her caught your emotion....seize the moment in love, as we never know what tomorrow will bring.....ordinary on the outside, but like sparkling diamonds inside.....i believe timing is everything in life....and this was the moment for both of you...
Nice write Wesley.....
Best, B

Posted 1 Week Ago


Wesley Dingler

1 Week Ago

Thank you Betty. As always I am thrilled you liked this piece. I have been fighting the flu for the .. read more
Betty Hermelee

1 Week Ago

You're very welcome! and feel better!
Best,
B.
I became a old man and I know. A kind woman, a sweet woman, a forever women. A blessing.
"Have I been truly blessed or
was I just lucky in time?
I don't know but
as I wake in bed next to her
they sound the same in my mind"
The above lines are wonderful Wesley. Rarely in a long life will we know the gift of a sweet lady. Thank you for sharing the outstanding poetry.
Coyote

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


May i say congratulations 👏 on finding the special someone and on writing this sweet, romantic ❤ poem for her. It is amazing how things unfold in life.
Be both blessed .

Posted 1 Month Ago


Wesley Dingler

2 Weeks Ago

Thank you Sam. I am very happy all things considered in the world today. Figures I would have to lea.. read more
Sami Khalil

2 Weeks Ago

You do the same. You are welcome.
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Gee
You are lucky to have found each other, hold on tight.
Beautiful piece of writing

Posted 1 Month Ago


Wesley Dingler

1 Month Ago

Thank you Gee.
This is a great love poem. Well done. I appreciate the notion of the "ordinary girl", I think conversely- our humanistic hunger starts searching for more, greener pastures and disregards the blessings we have in our life. A woman as a true partner, is there anything as strong as it is sweet? I particularly cherish the last stanza to pull it all together: "Have I been truly blessed or
was I just lucky in time?
I don't know but
as I wake in bed next to her
they sound the same in my mind."

Bravo

Posted 1 Month Ago


Wesley Dingler

1 Month Ago

Thank you Brad. This actually went through multiple drafts before I deemed it completed. I think may.. read more
This is a pearl of a poem. Wonderful romantic expression for that special one who has clearly knocked you off your feet. Lucky man.

Chris

Posted 1 Month Ago


Wesley Dingler

1 Month Ago

Thank you Chris. I am the luckiest man there is.

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I was born in Central Alabama February 27, 1985. I'm a Piscean and love it. I began writing poetry and child stories at age nine. I began home schooling after the Sixth Grade, having a lot of troub.. more..

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