pale blue nail polish

I noticed that she wore pale blue nail polish

and how it matched her pale blue eyes

I was young and sort of stupid

she was just a bit older --

but somehow much more wise

back then when we were sitting close together

while listening to music in my car

 

I just didn't know what to say

my poor little, simple, mind went completely blank

-- I just muttered -- that she was pretty --


she didn't laugh at my youthful stammering

( thankfully )

and she just smiled softly and said

"don't worry -- Terry -- It's alright --

everything's -- "OK"

 

I know now --- I'LL always be grateful

and yes even lucky

to have met that slightly older woman

I might as well admit it right now

I'LL always totally adore her

for her wisdom and kindness

 

who said to me ---

don't worry --- Terry -- everythings --- OK --

It's alright really -- I just know it is ---

( and didn't laugh at my stammering )

--- on that bright summer's day ---

 

way, way back then -- at our Canadian Provincial Park ---

on that long May 24th week-end of 1972

-- way -- back -- when even us -- the long ago --

burnt-out and forgotten -- hippies --

back when we were young then too ----

 

-- on that bright summer's day --

under clear blue skies

when I talked to -- and listened to music --

there in my car --

with that really pretty, young, blond woman --

who was just a bit older --

but somehow --- much more wise ---

 

that day -- when she filled my head

with her beautiful romantic lies

and yet all the while

as she wore the pale blue nail polish

that matched those pale blue eyes

 

author --- unknown

 

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Revisiting this again, I find

Revisiting this again, I find it just as beautiful and poignant.


Enjoy effulgent days, and exquisite nights,

unto the exultations of Heaven.

Starward

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This is a very beautiful

This is a very beautiful poem.  The emotion it summons is almost too much for words.  I applaud this poem with sincere enthusiasm.


Enjoy effulgent days, and exquisite nights,

unto the exultations of Heaven.

Starward