Late For Date Rhyme
To the readers: I'm not pretending to be poet here. I scribbled this on paper after a charity event, one of my younger crew put it to a hip hop beat, extended, at a team grill & chill. Comments & corrections are always welcome.......
LATE FOR A DATE RHYME-poem
The love of my life texted me a reminder….
You know, point me in the right direction with a location-finder, firm with affection, its who I am, its what I need, its my own reflection
I tried to slide away, ahhh I wanted to slip out, I was told I had to show up without a doubt
I made a commitment back then?
Lying to myself, thinking that time ain’t coming again
Blew it off, procrastinated, forgot, avoided it, tried to run, these events are never fun
I gotta to admit it’s like get’n busted, hands up, shit, I gotta show up, I’m dusted
Quick shine the shoes and do the hairdo groom one comb through, that’s good enough…..phew*
Found a pair a pants that don’t really fit
A little baggie, oh shit there’s a small rip!
Doesn’t matter, their clean, it’s cool, no one will notice, it’ll pass for the rest
But I know it won’t pass the up close wife test
Dressed up enough I think I look fine, I’m running on empty but I should be , ahh maybe, on time?
Texting my wife, she’s already there
She’s calm, she’s cool, she’s a real pro and in the know
She knows how to buy time, deflect, and does the whole social scene rhyme
Arrived a little late, could be a scare, no stress I’ll go through the back and up the stairs
A quick scurry through the buffet and get the calories up so I can survive the play, it’s been a long, fast and furious day
I’ll take a glass of that wine so I can chat and dine and compliment the view and look at the art, even though I’m tired, I just wana go home and crash and fall apart
I’m calm, I’m chilled, I don’t want to look to smart just go with the flow and play the part
Blend in the scene is what I mean, casual, cool, you know the rule
There’s my girl in the crowd she caught me from the corner of her eye, a wink, a grin, she knows how to send a what’s up, check, love blink in a glance with both eyes
Shaking hands, new names, familiar faces, uhh do I remember you?.... I do, I did? Oh that was you! Could be, maybe, I’ll check into it, good Idea, I’ll send it on through, haven’t heard back, call them again, contact me, e-mail them, return, reply, ya, yep, oh I see, I’ll send a text now, there’s to many of those, oh no? only a few? Dam, that’s too bad, that’s sad, honestly I don’t have a clue
Don’t take a political stand, don’t choose sides, sometimes you just gotta go for the ride
Kiss the wife and a stealth squeeze plus a little breath in her ear, just enough so no one really sees, and she gives me that look like that’s enough “please”! but there’s a love gleam in her eye just for me, you know, that I'm her man love look only I can see
Another quick tour of the buffet, one more time and hand signal the service for another wine on the sly, the bartender nods, a smile reply
My smile is fake, like painted, it’s tainted, I’m spinning in impatient time. Please God when will this end? When is this over? In silence I pray, it’s a waste my of time and the end of my day
Oh I’m I sorry ma’am do you need that chair?
Oops I spilled a drop, it just went over top and in the pool, uhhh so un-cool, I know the rule. It was just a bump, not a total fumble
Come on baby don’t give me that stare
You know the blitz eye contact and flick of the hair
I do the hand sign, “baby lets go”, lets blow this joint, ditch this crew, come on girl it’s just you and me, kiss me baby, I wana be free
It’s all good, we brush shoulders in the crowd again, I know it’s time to go, I got the lets escape party over grin from ear to ear and across my chin
We’re on the way out arm in arm when I feel her finger on my butt sliding over my skin, I tried to fake it but I can’t win
She found the little rip on my trousers no one could see, or does she know those trousers and she really knows me? She does……
Thanks’ baby, it wasn’t so bad, now that's done lets go have some fun, you and me, what a relief it’s been a long week, lets kick the shoes off and walk on the beach, sand and sea, I see you and you see me
Love in the sea breeze, on the beach, no conditions, no strings attached, all for free, just my angel and me
Moments in time, I cant properly rhyme, but I can feel and see, its what I live for so let it be
She stares in my eyes and hypnotizes me, soft kisses, cuddles she knows I’ll say yes to anything with some treats to any little surprises that arises
What? Next week ? Do it again? I never agreed to that, where and when?
Oh.. it’s for you darling, yes I will and trim the hair and get the new trousers, show up on time and buy some flowers….
Ok done babe, just remind me again, come on baby I love you and I’m your best friend, just need a little help because I’m the boy and you’re the girl it’s a good blend
We’re all chilled and that’s the beginning and the end.....smiles :)