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Day 15 Prompt –

“Write about a stranger you see.  Either their back-story or what they are thinking in the moment you see them.”   This was something I wrote this morning, from an earlier prompt but ‘Alleluia’ it fits in for today as well.  I’m having a lazy Saturday, I’m bad…..

I thought I saw you in the corner by the chair,

Were you the one with the fair golden hair?

I thought I saw you as your eyes glanced my way,

Did you see me watching, did you feel me sway?

I thought I saw you as you turned from the crowd,

The beat of my heart was it really that loud?

I thought I saw you as you moved to my side,

Your breath just a whisper you couldn’t quite hide.

I thought I saw you as your hand brushed my skin,

Could you feel the air sizzle, was it going to begin?

I thought I saw a gesture and you bid me to follow,

Is this where the fullness replaces the hollow?

I thought I saw you when my eyes closed for sleep,

Are you the belonging I wanted to keep?

I thought I saw you on other nights too,

A stranger in the darkness. I loved you, I knew.

About helenmidgley

Helen Midgley likes to think of herself as a cross between Dawn French and Kate Moss. She has been in the witness protection programme for a number of years and once lived in Brighton as a bearded mechanic called Dave! Her current incarnation is as a part-time Journalism & Media tutor at a small FE College in Yorkshire. She has survived cancer, dandruff and athlete’s foot and has a penchant for black humour and red wine.

15 comments on “Day 15 Prompt –

  1. If you can’t be lazy on the weekend then when can you be lazy? 🙂

  2. Two birds with one stone, great! I feel lazy too. Really liked this. 🙂

  3. It is really interesting how much poetry I find at random about lovers or almost-lovers in the night time. Do we all have imaginary lovers at night?

  4. Sexy and mysterious. I have been too lazy to try. Also babysitting a four month old. Sort of hard to concentrate.

    • I promised my self I would tackle one every day for the whole of August so I’ve at least got to try, lol. I dont envy you the 4 month old, although my 18yr old has his new girlfriend in at the min, so I’m kinda babysitting that whole different situation!!!! 😉

    • I promised my self I would tackle one every day for the whole of August so I’ve at least got to try, lol. I dont envy you the 4 month old, although my 18yr old has his new girlfriend in at the min, so I’m kinda babysitting that whole different situation!!!! 😉

  5. Hahaha! You mean anti-babysitting, right, Helen 😛
    Ellespeth

  6. Dream-like. Poetry becomes you, Helen!
    Ellespeth

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