there was a kid who liked a boy
he was too old for her & a friend of her brother
after all, she was 13 and he was 18
the chasm of five years
yet she loved him cause he was kind, he was cute
he was a gentleman, he included her when
her brother said 'no!'
surely he heard her heart beat
but she sat on her porch many a time
and gazed longingly as he walked the neighborhood
with his favorite girl, hand in hand
she was pretty & a cheerleader
maybe he didn't hear her heart after all
then the boy nearly died at the hands of a prank
the kid prayed for him vigilantly, even prayed at church
but when he finally recovered, he was not the same boy
this boy was broken forever, hurt, and very angry
but suddenly, he heard her heart
his college dreams were gone, & in his eyes, so was his life
he took up with the wildest girl in town (not the cheerleader)
they played house together & even had a son
the kid watched in slow motion as her dream
years passed & moved lives on
the kid (now a woman) ran into a brother of the boy
and asked how he was doing these days
'he died 10 years ago' the brother said
the injuries from the crazy prank followed him
all his life
the woman sadly reflected on the boy that she loved
back when she was a kid & dreamed
he was nearly hers
Pictures by: me :-]
Sunday Scribbling word prompt: "nearly"
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