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Will she, or won't she?

Breaking the ice has purpose.
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Is it the right time yet?


How much risk is there?

What can be lost at this time?

Should I try or not?


She knows me by name.

She will know me more deeply,

As I really am.


Nothing ventured yet.

But if I care, I will try.

And help her know me.


How much of her, too?

Is all I see her own mask?

What else should I know?


I know she is sweet.

I’ve never seen her gossip.

I think she will care.


All else is useless.

Mask or no mask, I will try,

Learn and then move on.


With her, or without,

How different that than now?

Prizes worth the risk.


I could be turned down.

But this can start our way.

“May I take you out?”


“Out where?” you asked me.

“Supper, a show, or a walk.”

Your smile…my answer.

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© 2012 Demas W. Jasper All rights reserved.

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Deborah Brooks 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

wow..first dates.. sometimes they are great.. I have had a few that is awful..lol

love your poem

Debbie


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Perspycacious 4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

Deborah Brooks: Life is such that we have to keep reminding ourselves that even rose gardens have thorns.


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Skarlet 4 years ago from California

It can be extremely awkward, and make you wish you had stayed home, or they can make you feel like you are walking on a cloud.

Very nice poem

voted up!


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Perspycacious 4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

Skarlet: Thanks for stopping by and commenting and voting. It must have been a hung chad, as nothing showed up from you or from Debbie. We need to check those computers. ;0)


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Amy Becherer 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO

How beautiful, Perspycacious. Guts and glory...it takes great courage to make things happen, but without, although some might argue that there is safety in not trying, nothing is ever gained without trying. You are very talented and handsome, too!


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Perspycacious 4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

Amy Becherer: Awww, shucks. I'm reminding myself that "Handsome is, as handsome does!"


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Amy Becherer 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO

You are "right on the mark", Perspycacious.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Most of the first dates I ever had were awkward to say the least and I think I remember just two which were enjoyable only because we had been close friends for awhile before. That wonderful picture of handsome you reminds me of Hollywood actor David Niven.


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Perspycacious 4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

Gypsy Rose Lee: Now I need to cultivate that lovely accent of his and his marvelous diction. Perhaps a trip to the London Olympics, or a week in Jamaica?


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

I think the London Olympics would do just fine.


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raciniwa 4 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

sweet...first date is really a memorable experience..


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Perspycacious 4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

I think dating and dates change as we enter each new stage of life. For example pre-high school, high school, college, early career, mid-career, late career, retirement (I was tempted to enter deathbed crushes on the nurse!) The potential risks change, the experience increases, and what we have to offer and relate to change. What do you think?

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