Sunday, May 4, 2014

Bashful

Don't smile at me.
I'll look away,
and then, all day,
I'll be thinking about it.

Don't stand nearby.
You'll find that I
back up,
probably into something,
knocking over the china.

Don't kiss me.
I'll surely blush,
and then I'll rush
to say something, anything,
quite idiotically.

Later,
I'll sigh,
dreaming of your lips.

________

for FF55 at Real Toads.  


26 comments:

Björn said...

Ha.. first I love that picture, and being bashful and knocking over china.. sounds like love in reality.. filled with red faces and innate acting, and in the end that longing...

Susan said...

Sweet. Makes me think of Oklahoma's "People will say we're in Love." Ha! Yours is the innermost, and your song is much much better. Shy, hush.

Magaly Guerrero said...

This delicious let-me-be-me-in-my-own-space piece brings to mind Amanda Palmer's "I Want You, But I Don't Need You".

Like it. A lot.

Kenia Cris said...

Sounds pretty much like a picture of me. Lovely word choice as usual (oh God, you get me started on the repetition of myself).

Much love. Missed reading you SO BAD. <3

hedgewitch said...

Ah, the embarrassing difference between fantasy and reality, dream and in-the-flesh. One wants all that lovely attention until one gets it, sometimes. Love the Bosco look-alike--perfect pic.

Grandmother (Mary) said...

Been there, done that!

Sioux said...

Great poem, but you had me at Rerow (a dog version of hello).

The photo is darling.

Kerry O'Connor said...

This is a very romantic poem to me. There is something of the uncertainty of a new attraction which is very charming (brings back memories).

TexWisGirl said...

i loved this.

Rhissanna said...

Oooh! This is a lovely poem!It's something we all recognise, that that warm flush of embarrassment and delight that accompanies such moments.

Sumana Roy said...

aww..those sweet nothings and day-dreaming...love this romantic sketch
...

Helen said...

Shay / Shy / Bashful? Never.

Marian said...

ah, very nice. dumbstruck, tripping over words and objects, it's all very cute.

Kay L. Davies said...

I can relate to this, especially the breaking-things part. I used to be painfully shy, and sometimes I am still that way.
Luv, K

HermanTurnip said...

Awesome pic! And yeah, we've all been there, but don't over analyze the situation, just go for it! It's best to act the idiot and apologize later than to never take any action. At least, that's been my experience...

Susie Clevenger said...

This is delightful...love the photo you chose to go with it.

mac said...

I feel like I should test my blood sugar now. Too sweet :-)

Sioux said...

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Go to http://www.gardenshorts.com/submission-guidelines.html

Kay L. Davies said...

Forgot to say how much I love the photo.
K

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Ha, when I used to like someone, I would totally run out the door as fast as I could the minute he entered the room.....no wonder I'm still single, hee hee. LOVE the photo which is adorable.

grapeling said...

:) ~

Lynn said...

Lovely description of bashfulness. I love that word - bashful.

Kathryn said...

Bashfulness isn't something I've thought about in a long time. Love the description and the image you use is adorable.

Rachel Westfall said...

<3 That's me!

Mama Zen said...

I love that first stanza!

Sara said...

What a great picture!!! This one takes me back in time. I remember someone who made me feel this way. I actually did knock over a chair one time when he got too close.

Nothing came of it, but your words bring the memory as if it was yesterday and it definitely wasn't.

Great 55 and I'm so please the 55s are continuing:~)