Boot sale

It was only base metal and paste,
but the look in his eyes said
that to him, it was pure gold
with a diamond brighter
than all the stars
that shone at night.

“Look at this mum,” he said,
“It was only two pounds

“what do you think?”

I made no reply save with my eyes,
his yearning thoughts, though thin as air
laid all his untold secrets bare;
and had I dared so much to breathe
I would have broken all the spell,
the moment that he dared to tell
the tumult of the heart within.

“Well, I think she’ll like it,” he said,
“it shines like her hair.”

Rebecca Jane Munday. September 2017

5 comments

  1. Beccy,

    It is so good to see your poem here!

    It brings back memories.

    Everything about the poem goes straight to the heart.
    I can picture his innocent face.

    “his yearning thoughts, though thin as air
    laid all his untold secrets bare;”

    Those lines ay it all. They are our newest addition
    to Bon Mots.

    Many thanks!

    Sarah

    Like

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