Wednesday, 10 January 2018

Rainy days

I wait for the tram
Watching the threatening clouds
Raincoat in my case

Then swipe my ticket
Find a seat by the window
Stare at the grey sky

She got on stop nine
Tall, dark, hair was all frizzy
Classic high cheeked face

She looked at no-one
But she knew I looked at her
I read the paper

Then the sky darkened
As I read her beautiful eyes
And her turned up nose

We reached the city
The rain poured down in torrents
At Town Hall she rose

Then I caught her eyes
And gave her my newspaper 
She took it grinning

Smiling in the rain
With that paper on head and
Unfinished crossword

From that day onward
We would both sit together
The crossword not done

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  1. What a sweet love story. I wish I had had your pointers about flirting when I was young. I never knew how. LOL.

  2. Robin, I just saw your note about your health. Rest well, my friend, heal and recover. Thinking of you.

    1. Thank you Sherry, I agree flirting was difficult for most of us lest we be laughed at. Being older you don't mind the laughs. Still going to rehab Gym and Pool to help but have to admit I am old now!

  3. Nicely done with a smile and a newspaper��

  4. What a superb narrative I'm glad there was a happy ending to the rainy day

  5. Such a heartwarming love story, Robin!❤️

  6. The undone crossword is a story in itself!

  7. The newspaper and crossword left undone express your happiness.

    Please take care of yourself.

  8. First meetings root the deepest...

    1. P.S. I hope you are resting and taking care of yourself. ❤️

  9. I love how you describe reading her face and later add the crossword unfinished.
    Hope recovery comes soon.
    Best wishes
    Anna :o]

  10. Love this story. Sweet :)
    Hope you are well Robin. Take care.