The First Time…

I finished work early today, and I saw KK’s Yard Sale of Thoughts Flashback Track Friday post. The idea is that she picks an old track that she likes, and then uses that as the theme of something new. So, let’s make sure I got this. The song is old, the response is new. I hope so, anyhow. I guess the response can be anything, but I chose a limerick.

In what I’m sure is a nod to the proximity to Valentine’s Day, KK has chosen “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face”, and puts a couple of decent renditions in her post, including the original. Funny, I never knew that Roberta Flack’s was a cover…

Anyway, with a few minutes to spare, I wrote about the first time I ever saw Mrs Bump’s face. As you can see, this was not exactly love at first sight. We were both way past the time of life where we might be infatuated (and I think that is probably a big reason that we have stayed together), we were both on a night out with work colleagues, and we were both pretty drunk. We did, at least, exchange phone numbers and I called her a few days later to ask her out on a proper date. The rest, as they say, is history.

First time I set eyes on her face,
I was on night out from my workplace,
She won’t mind if I share
I was bit worse for wear,
Had to sit on a stool just in case.

Fools Rush In

inspired by Fandango’s One Word Challenge (FOWC) of 12 February 2021, swim.

A quick-thinking man from Cologne,
Jumped in river, when heard someone groan,
But the man couldn’t swim,
Therefore when he jumped in,
He sank down to the bed like a stone