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I wonder
will our children
have your brown skin
or my blue eyes?

On our first date, will you
open doors for me, or
ask if it’s impolite to kiss?

How will you propose?
Will you spell the question
in sand at our lake, or
utter it, grinning,
as our families watch on?

On our wedding day,
will tears sting your eyes
as you watch me, a white blur,
down the aisle?
Will you whisper your love
as we lie, entwined
in our shared bed?

When we’re wrinkled and old,
will you still take my hand
and say
you knew I was the one
since that day we danced?

All this, while I
watch you from the back row,
your head bent over your desk,
we’d not yet met,
and I wondered.

This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.




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dominiquexoxo94 said...
Oct. 21, 2008 at 11:21 pm
This poem is amazing! i wonder these same exact questions!
 
Icyblue241 said...
Oct. 17, 2008 at 3:48 am
I really like this poem. I think the ending is soo funny. Completely know that whole pattern of thoughts, lol.
 
Omi said...
Oct. 11, 2008 at 8:10 am
Caitlin, i like this work.. i would love to read more from you.. Keep up the good work.. good luck
 
LOVING IT!!! said...
Oct. 8, 2008 at 2:08 am
Omg I loved it and it makes it a whole lot better when I daydream all the time!!! :P
 
AVogelsew said...
Aug. 8, 2008 at 1:32 pm
Wonderful verse. I feel like on on the track with you. Your daydream is close to all of our hearts.
 
kukes said...
Aug. 6, 2008 at 2:54 pm
Some people have a gift with words and you are one of the best I know
 
Sue#2 said...
Aug. 5, 2008 at 2:45 pm
Caitlin, what a beautiful poem, it really touched my heart. Good job!
 
marybetha said...
Aug. 5, 2008 at 2:36 pm
Beautiful poems by a gifted author!
 
Uncle Dave said...
Aug. 5, 2008 at 2:31 pm
The lilt of a true Celt.
 
Lauren C. said...
Aug. 5, 2008 at 1:40 pm
Great work Caitlin! I like how you alternated between meters. Were you going for blank and or free verse?
 
sryoung114 said...
Aug. 5, 2008 at 1:15 pm
These poems are awesome. How insightful! The first poem is about the excitement and thrill of a healthy outlet for all ages. The second a poem of the wonders of love from a teen's perspective with the wisdom of a widow looking back on her true love.
 
terby826 said...
Aug. 5, 2008 at 12:51 pm
Caitlin is one of the most talented young authors I have read.

I see a "Harry Potter" in her future and unbelievably rave reviews for her writings now and into the future!!!!!
 
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