She asked him if he had a light 

I have he said to her delight 

And reached into his pocket for the flame 

Her strangely dyed unnatural hair

Warned any bold enough to dare

To ask her for her number or her name 

She gave his arm a thankful stroke 

Then bounced a little as she spoke 

I've asked six others none could help me out 

My bus is overdue I'm late 

I'm not quite sure how long he'll wait 

Forever going by that bone jangling pout

The horror he tried to disguise 

By closing up his tell tale eyes 

Was felt by every soul for miles around 

His hands had done the rounds to find 

An emptiness that filled his mind 

The promised spark was nowhere to be found 

He turns on heels to walk away

The echo from her it's ok

Left every nerve end screaming for a guide 

His saving grace a local shop

The standard goods for readies swap 

She had a smoke while waiting for her ride

  • Author: peto (Offline Offline)
  • Published: July 9th, 2023 03:50
  • Category: Unclassified
  • Views: 18
  • User favorite of this poem: Bella Shepard.
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  • Christina8

    This is such a descriptive poem, you did an amazing job on this!! I liked it a lot, keep on writing!!!

    • peto

      Thanks very much Christina
      Encouraging supportive and a great lady
      As for keep writing
      I will if you will
      Appreciate you more than you know

    • Violet bluebell( used to be yellow rose)

      She sounds a bit scary .. and not very nice .. a good and engaging writing sometimes it’s best to walk away from certain people

      • peto

        I didn't put this across this very well
        She wasn't scary
        Chance encounter as I passed a bus stop
        Thanks for checking it out and your interpretation
        Much appreciated

        • Violet bluebell( used to be yellow rose)

          Yeah maybe I read it in the wrong way I guess everyone interprets things differently sometimes

          That’s ok ))

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        • Teddy.15

          I once asked for a light to a guy who instantly fell in love with one of my girly friends I was with in a night club and they've been married 20 years.. a very poetic write dear Peto ❤️

          • peto

            So you are a legit match maker
            Thank you Teddy
            Very encouraging very grateful to you

            • Teddy.15

              Maybe I lit a fire 🔥 lol

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            • Bella Shepard

              There's something about the beautiful rhyming scheme of this poem that I love, especially when I read aloud. A chance meeting that provided such wonderful inspiration. Such a good write dear poet!

              • peto

                What a lovely thing to say
                I really appreciate it Bella
                Many thanks

              • Introverted Sage

                Nice write and rhyme.
                To be a 'light' for another.. metaphorically or otherwise..
                I particularly liked
                'His hands had done the rounds to find
                An emptiness that filled his mind'
                Great work!!

                • peto

                  Thank you very much
                  And for picking out that line
                  Grateful and ever
                  Much obliged

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