Previous Challenge Entry (Level 2 – Intermediate)
Topic: Bitter and Sweet (05/28/09)
TITLE: First Date
By Karen Bankhead
LEAVE COMMENT ON ARTICLE
SEND A PRIVATE COMMENT
ADD TO MY FAVORITES
What is so wrong with me??!!
All my friends are all married.
Oh, God, another anniversary!
I am not that unattractive.
Heck, I’m 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.
I’m the oldest woman out on the market.
I should have just signed that pre-nup!
Maybe I’m meant to be single.
Maybe it’s 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.
It’s just that I’m always alone.
Could I make it as somebody’s partner?
Giving and taking with love?
I think I’m good wife material.
With lots of faith and help from above!
So, here I am in a new dress.
Smiling and acting real nice.
I’m not going to carry my baggage.
Make a joke just to break the ice.
Hey, he’s kind of good looking.
Over six feet if I’m not mistaken.
So smart, so funny, so nice!
Hmmm, so why is this guy not taken?
I’m looking for something that’s missing.
Looking for something to doubt.
Wait, I’m having a good time.
Good thing I’ve been working out!
So, maybe I’ve been too cynical.
Thinking I’d waited too long.
I’m feeling so darn hopeful right now.
My heart is singing a song.
God, could this be something new and good?
Please, don’t let me be fooled again.
I can feel my hopes getting up.
Don’t want to lose, but I forgot how to win.
Okay, okay, I’ll calm down.
After all, it’s just a first date.
I’m thinking it, but dare I say it?
I think I just met my ... soul mate?
But wait, there’s not such thing as a soul mate!
You figured that out a long time ago.
He’s just another guy that’s out there.
You hardly even know him, so....
Hey you! Relax. Enjoy the moment.
Rome wasn’t built in a day.
Just get to know each other.
You’re going to scare him away!
Okay, Lord. You’ve got to take over.
The years of heartbreak have taken a toll.
I wouldn’t know real love if I saw it.
Please, just restore my soul.
The opinions expressed by authors may not necessarily reflect the opinion of FaithWriters.com.
If you died today, are you absolutely certain that you would go to heaven? You can be right now. CLICK HERE
JOIN US at FaithWriters for Free. Grow as a Writer and Spread the Gospel.