Follow my Lead

A rock weighted the card on the bench at the secret place where I think. The instructions were typewritten unsigned. Written for who? to find…but I am the curious kind.
Walk beside where you know I have been.
Follow my lead, my darling please.

The footprints were large, familiar
The sand squeaked with pleasure
I pitter-pattered aside at my leisure
careful not to tread on another’s path
yet not ready to assimilate the math

Behold, driftwood, a scarf knotted
flagrantly spotted, one word ‘Besotted’
Guilty I felt, as I knelt, like a voyeur
a thief of another’s moment of grandeur?

A voice startled me!
I shook, scared to look; was it a trap; treachery?
How naive of me, to be unprepared, a girl by the sea.
Expecting a knife, a stolen life, my heart shuddered loud
Fierce heat on my brow, and how!

Then I saw him, a man on his knees, 
Ring in hand, astonishing me
My man, asking please,‘Will you marry me?’

marriage proposal, love, wedding

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35 thoughts on “Follow my Lead

  1. Wow! This was such a romantic tale that it took my breath away! I am hoping that it is real, because I want it to be! Very well done! It was also a perfect poem to share for the “lead/follow” prompts at Two Shoes Tuesday this week, and I’m delighted that you joined us. I hope we’ll see you there again!

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