You And Eye

It can’t be real, did I just see
That cute young girl just wink at me
I’m sure I must have seen it wrong
But just in case, I’ll play along

I steal another furtive glance
Again I catch her eye by chance
She looked straight at me and that’s when
I saw her wink at me again

With lush red lips and hair so blonde
I knew somehow I must respond
Should I just return her wink
My heart’s on fire, I’ve got to think

I look again and she’s still there
Running her fingers through her hair
I’d love to know what she is thinking
All I know is she’s still winking

I get up and walk towards her
The space between us just a blur
I greet her with “how do you do”
She looks and says “do I know you”

“We’ve never met I do not think
I’m here because I saw you wink
I must admit to my surprise
I’ll bet you have your pick of guys”

She said “it isn’t what you think”
That’s when my heart began to sink
“While sitting here waiting for friends
It seems I”ve lost a contact lens”


About oldmainer

I am a retired manager living in Southern Maine and a would be writer of poetry, narratives, short stories, and random opinions, and that's how Oldmainer was born. Recently, I decided to try an experiment. I added photography to the mix, using only a cheap cell phone with a limited camera and the editing software that came with it, and added the blog site Inklings at to showcase the results. So, feel free to use whatever you find interesting or worthy, but please honor the terms of my copyright when and if you do. They may not be much, but they are still a piece of me. I appreciate your checking me out and hope that you find something that will encourage a return visit. Thanks for stopping by.
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12 Responses to You And Eye

  1. NigelG says:

    Oh yes, I recognize myself in this alright. There’s no fool like an old fool, as they say. I dont care, i shall go on being occasionally deluded even if I live to be 100..

  2. splitspeak says:


    I wear glasses …

    • oldmainer says:

      So do I. When I was young there was a saying “men don’t make passes at girls who wear glasses”. That never stopped me. I thought they could be kind of sexy, but I was too shy to make passes so it didn’t make any difference:)

  3. madamestyx says:

    LOL! This was great! You made me laugh šŸ™‚

  4. laurie27wsmith says:

    Very funny Bob, I like it. Now this may sound pretentious but the good wife and I were in Toowoomba yesterday, I had to see the Doc. Afterwards we went up to a place called Picnic Point, it’s on the edge of the mountain range and quite popular. We had a cuppa and a class of Japanese students descended on the place. I wandered off to take some photos and these two girls, about 18 beckoned me to their table (it didn’t take much) introduced themselves and started chatting away like we were old friends. Now, they either thought I was really old and no problem whatsoever or, mistook me for someone famous in Japan. I like to think it’s Sean Connery, *cough* but it could be anyone. I had the same thing happen when I stayed over in Narita. I was bumped up to first class on the flight and on the way home a family of Japanese people thought I was a television wrestler. I know there’s no fool like an old fool but hey, I like to be foolish now and then. šŸ™‚

  5. oldmainer says:

    If the shoe fits so they say. I don’t think it was Sean Connery. More like Hemingway. You conjured up visions of an Old Man and the Sea:)

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