Previous Challenge Entry (Level 2 – Intermediate)
Topic: Bitter and Sweet (05/28/09)
TITLE: First Date
By Karen Bankhead
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What is so wrong with me??!!
All my friends are all married.
Oh, God, another anniversary!
I am not that unattractive.
Heck, Iím not that bad.
All I can think of is the past.
All of those nice guys I had.
I could have been married to Jimmy.
I could have been married to Hank.
Hank played ball in the minor leagues.
Jimmy is now head of a bank.
My best friends are becoming grandmas.
Their families are all filled up.
Iím the oldest woman out on the market.
I should have just signed that pre-nup!
Maybe Iím meant to be single.
Maybe itís just me and me.
Should I stop dreaming my dreams?
Is Prince Charming not meant to be?
I have it pretty good after all.
My time is mine and my own.
I can pick up and go where I want.
Itís just that Iím always alone.
Could I make it as somebodyís partner?
Giving and taking with love?
I think Iím good wife material.
With lots of faith and help from above!
So, here I am in a new dress.
Smiling and acting real nice.
Iím not going to carry my baggage.
Make a joke just to break the ice.
Hey, heís kind of good looking.
Over six feet if Iím not mistaken.
So smart, so funny, so nice!
Hmmm, so why is this guy not taken?
Iím looking for something thatís missing.
Looking for something to doubt.
Wait, Iím having a good time.
Good thing Iíve been working out!
So, maybe Iíve been too cynical.
Thinking Iíd waited too long.
Iím feeling so darn hopeful right now.
My heart is singing a song.
God, could this be something new and good?
Please, donít let me be fooled again.
I can feel my hopes getting up.
Donít want to lose, but I forgot how to win.
Okay, okay, Iíll calm down.
After all, itís just a first date.
Iím thinking it, but dare I say it?
I think I just met my ... soul mate?
But wait, thereís not such thing as a soul mate!
You figured that out a long time ago.
Heís just another guy thatís out there.
You hardly even know him, so....
Hey you! Relax. Enjoy the moment.
Rome wasnít built in a day.
Just get to know each other.
Youíre going to scare him away!
Okay, Lord. Youíve got to take over.
The years of heartbreak have taken a toll.
I wouldnít know real love if I saw it.
Please, just restore my soul.
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