Caught Off Guard

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic
Sometimes things happen when you least expect it...

Submitted: March 07, 2012

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Submitted: March 07, 2012



Caught Off Guard


My day was perfectly planned

With meetings all over the place

No room to breathe or make mistakes

I was busy keeping busy;

Then you walked in …


I couldn’t find the words,

Time froze to match my heart,

I didn’t know where to start;

You stood there, confused, I excused,

Pulled it together, returned bemused.


I’m logical – where are my thoughts?

I’m organised – no connection…

Business! Business! Not emotion!

Too late; you held my attention.

Your eyes smiled – what was the question?


Your voice – don’t ever stop talking.

Your honesty – perfumed air.

Your dinner plans? – Wish I was there.

You’re doing nothing? – My pleasure!

Where’s my mind? Pull it together!


The hour’s gone? No, surely no.

It’s cold out there, best not to go,

There’s so much I still have to say;

Please don’t leave me, don’t go away.

A last question: Can I keep you…

Please stay

Go safe...

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