An Old Fashion Romance

With a daunting smile I waved at you that night,
Somehow the way you looked at me didn’t feel so right.
Puzzled and embarrassed I lowered my head in total shame,
And when I recently saw you again I didn’t feel the same.

My love for you since then has only increased dramatically,
Wish I could hold you in my arms and kiss you so romantically.
You always seem to turn away when I happen to pass by,
Someday I will have the nerve to ask you the reason why.

I’ve heard the rumors from your friends that you don’t care,
But the way I tenderly feel for you will only force me to dare.
A fool I’ve made of myself for letting the others make a pass,
And I hope that when it’s my turn you won’t feel harassed.

Many times I’ve left an impression that I’m a total fool,
Because my old fashion way of courting you seems very uncool.
This heart of mine melts for you every time I smell your perfume,
And as I closed my eyes and inhale deeply you surely wrongly assume.

My dreams of you I hope privately to share with you someday,
Perhaps after a friendly touch of hands as we walk by the bay.
I know that flowers and candies are only a start to gain your trust,
So let me know if something more advanced for your heart is a must.

Allow me to talk to you as you accept an invitation to take you to lunch,
Than after I return you home you’ll let me know your feelings with a hunch.
Please let your emotions pace themselves so that I will have a chance,
Of becoming someone special so that this story ends in our true romance.

Remember those times in your past when romancing a girl was an art? Well, this poem speaks of experiences from yesteryears of gold.


  • S .
    S .almost 5 years ago

    beautiful work… i think it can still happen
    with the right woman of course
    great writing oscar

  • My eyes will remain open and my heart shall continue being patient as I will take your reasoning with a tablespoon of sugar to sweeten the deal. Thank you so much for such lovely words.

    – oscarelizondo

  • linmarie
    linmariealmost 5 years ago

    and too think just yesterday we were talking about the shyness of young man,, afraid to take that leap,, and this one just adds too that. you have out done yourself again my friend, and I so love the ending line,, psssssssssssssssss… and they live happily ever after!!!!! JUST like picking the petals off the daisy or sunflower and playing she loves me,, she loves me not,, it is always a gamble until they let the other know their heart felt intentions.. peace and love my friend,, another going to my faves,, linmarie

  • Well I am happy that you approve of my poem and I am thrilled that you felt the emotions as you expressed it with your response. Your inspirational wisdom and your smiles that are evident in how you express my work does wonders to my soul. Bless you for making time for reading, and I know I have been doing a lot of writing, I do have so much to say. However I need to let others have an equal share of space to submit their work, so I need to slow down again. Catch you later, if I don’t answer, remember, I do notice how much I keep overloading these groups sites and they are placing many limitations, and I think I have something to do with that. Just little old me.

    – oscarelizondo

  • wigs
    wigsalmost 5 years ago

    i’m one hundred % behind you with this Oscar, if i ever use the word ‘courting’ i get awfully strange looks, must have been a beautiful way to meet and get to know someone…. not like todays wham, bam thank you mam approach…. (i’m not even sure the thank you gets in there now either)!
    loved this, such the romantic you are. bless you Oscar xx

  • Oh, you have inspired me again with such lovely words that makes me proud to continue writing. It means so much to know some folks still understand such days of courting ways, I take my hat off my bald head and bow to you to let you know how thankful I am to know you read my words of thought.

    – oscarelizondo

  • Jenna Kantor
    Jenna Kantoralmost 5 years ago

    If only more guys could be like this! Though Shoaib has it right, it can happen with the right gal.

  • Oh, there is, but the problem is that the competition is sometimes won by those aggressive behaviors and so the rest of us have to wait our turn. Thank you so much for giving me hope with so much thoughtful wisdom from your comment.

    – oscarelizondo

  • lisameryl
    lisamerylabout 4 years ago

    Oscar, (sigh) this touched my heart and soul like a light whisper in the wind, reaching out to me like a fine song. I only wish for those days of a real romance. It’s been so long, I forgot what real romance and dating are now…LOL…sad but such is life. At least I can laugh about it now. If this were 15 years ago, I would’ve cried. I’ve grown conditioned to being by myself now. Sometimes it’s hard to believe in love when it doesn’t work anymore. BUT I want it to work for you. I hope you meet (if you haven’t already) a wonderful woman to spend time with…court her…romance her…kiss her…hold her hand…talk…dance…be happy together. I wish all that for you my dear friend, you deserve it. This is a beautiful write. Peace and love be with you and yours forever, Lisa =)XO

  • I went to a dance where my brothers band played and I just listened for a couple of hours, my feet were tapping, my eyes cried from the inside so no one would see, my tears filled my heart and I wanted to dance the night away the way my wife and I used to do it. Where were you, I missed you there. Oh, don’t take it wrong, you are someone so special and you would have understood why I needed to do it. I left making excuses until I cried in my old 1972 volkswagen. I honestly have one, but the way your heart speaks to me, I know you would have comforted me without me having to make any excuses. Maybe I would have bored you, but at least we would have danced away for a little while and it would have helped me take another step forward. Please don’t feel offended, I meant it in the sweetest ways, can’t say much more because I am afraid you won’t be here tomorrow when I look for you. I shall instead get some rest and wait till the sun shines to see if you are still my special person. Please for give me for what ever I said wrong, I could have erased it, but it would not have been being honest, I don’t like that, so there I was sincere with my words, good night, sleep with a smile on your shoulders.

    – oscarelizondo

  • lisameryl
    lisamerylabout 4 years ago

    Oscar, good morning. See, you didn’t offend me, for I’m still here. I slept last night with a smile upon my shoulders and awoke with a smile upon my face. That response of yours is so touching full of honesty, grace, beauty, heart and soul. It would’ve been my pleasure and honour to have danced with you all night. It’s a shame that you didn’t dance with anyone there or by yourself. I’ve been known to get on a dance floor without a partner and dance to my heart’s content. It’s my love of music and dance that gets me going. Well, I hope you had a pleasant sleep with happy dreams. May today be a good day for you. May the Sun shine upon your face. Peace and love be with you and yours forever, Lisa =)XO

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