From afar

If only he was brave enough,
Confident enough, strong enough,
He would go up to her
And simply say Hi.

But no, he would sit here
On the stair and watch,
Listen to her laughter,
Imagine conversations.

If only he was confident enough
To approach and smile warmly,
Offer his hand in friendship
Feel the touch of her skin.

If only he was strong enough
To battle his insecurity
And make the first move,
But no, he would sit here.

Her laughter echoed in the hall,
He heard his name,
It was she standing in front of him:
‘Hi,’ she said shyly.

He felt on top of the world………
And stood.
‘Hi,’ he replied simply.

Image credit; Caleb Williams @ Unsplash

For the visually challenged reader, this image shows a well-dressed young man of African descent sitting on stairs. His hands are gripping the railing and he is staring intently at the camera.

Written for Sadje’s What Do You See 2nd May.

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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13 Responses to From afar

  1. Chris Hall says:

    The beginning of something beautiful… we hope!

  2. murisopsis says:

    Hehe! Yes, it does seem the way things happen sometimes!

  3. That really is a terrifying way to feel, especially when you have already had your confidence knocked down. Nice job portraying that feeling.

  4. The start of something beautiful. Delightful, Di.

  5. Sadje says:

    What a lovely story Di. Thanks for joining in

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  7. If only it was so easy, Di… He’s a lucky fellow!

    Sincerely,
    David [ben Alexander]

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