Love is Blind

This is just a small part of our love story, told as only Freddy can tell it. ❤ –C. G.

Love is Blind

by Frederick Douglass Grimes, III

Love is blind,
But they don’t mind.

They take a chance,
Hope to get at least one dance.

She plans a trip;
He nearly flips!

They meet,
They greet.

She blows his mind,
Never in his lifetime met a woman so kind.

She comes back home;
His mind starts to roam…

Can’t get her out of his head.
The Lord has truly blessed this man named Fred.

She returns to Miami to help with his luggage and hold his hand.
A long train ride awaits them… Oh how grand!

The journey of a lifetime for these two lovebirds in life,
Hoping not to cause each other too much strife.

They trust one another, not knowing what’s ahead;
Only dreaming of getting off the train to a comfortable bed.

They ride and they ride, holding hands so tight;
Taking turns catching a nap, knowing the move they’re making has to be right.

After nearly a day and a half, they arrive in Their new home at last!
This part of the test so far they have passed.

As months go by, things still remain sweet.
So they make a date at the altar to meet.

March 15th was the date for sure.
Two people in love… Who could ask for anything more?

So when you find someone who makes your heart beat like a drum:
Never let them go, because true love has come!
–The Blind Poet, Freddy G.

Shared for
dVerse OpenLinkNight #241

Submitted to Stevie Turner’s
Share Your Short Story June 2019.


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17 thoughts on “Love is Blind

  1. Very nice. I especially liked these two lines with the hint of strife in the second: “The journey of a lifetime for these two lovebirds in life,
    Hoping not to cause each other too much strife.”


  2. I like how the first stanzas have short lines, as the relationship is small, just beginning. Then as the love grows, so do the length of the lines. Maybe that wasn’t intentional, but it’s what struck me. It’s a lovely story.


  3. I adore the concept of /lovebirds for life/. But for some of us, it proved difficult to find the right bird; wife #1 (7 years), wife #2 (5 years), 2 episodes of bachelorhood at 7 years each, and Present wife (26 years and counting).


  4. I was really hoping there wasn’t an unpleasant twist at the end. When you can hear your heart beating like a drum in your chest at the thought of someone, it is true love indeed ❤ Very nice flowing story in your poem.


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