Thursday, April 17, 2008

My poem: Thank you to a Handsome Young Stranger

How can I say thank you
For things I can't explain--
For giving me back blushing cheeks,
A pounding heart and the joy of life.
Thank you
For making me smile when I'm alone,
For filling a rainy day with sun,
For making the air heavy with sweetness,
And each breath I take a pleasure.
This little love poem was written to a young man who locked eyes with mine
and smiled when I was looking out of a study area at PSU
32 years ago. I watched for him for several weeks but never saw him again.
The memory of that brief encounter boosted a lonely
college girl's self esteem and I was left with a sweet feeling of gratitude.

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