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Nervously sitting in the theater chair,
     Holding my popcorn not knowing what else to do.
Sitting here, awkwardly looking beside me, at you.
              I'm still new to this whole dating scene;
My stomach fills with butterflies...Or perhaps that's my spleen.
                        I never did well at anatomy; all I know is I'm scared
How do I act? How do I know if you care?

          You look at me and smile in that side-way grin of yours
But I look away, bashful, and instead admire the floor.
                  Look at all the popcorn and trash—who cleaned?
When is the movie going to start? Oh wait, it's not even six-thirty.
          Why did we come so early? That's right so we could talk;
But now we're here and I've got nothing. My mind has suddenly been replaced by chalk.
                  Or something like that. I didn't ask you to judge.


You clear your throat, shift in your chair, and my body stiffens
          Accidentally, of course. That's right—I'm brave;
If you put your arm over my shoulders, the night might be saved.
               But you don't. We don't touch. We don't talk. We just stare
At the blank screen. Wondering, thinking...do you even care?
      I swear the dating scene should come with a book;
Of what to expect and if there is a certain look.

Maybe if I reach over and take your hand, would that be weird?
             Perhaps if I look at you like this, you can read my mind,
And know that I like you, I do! So do something before we run out of time!
        Just touch me somehow, make it intimate in someway!
Anything, to make me know I am doing okay...but maybe I am not.
              Are you disappointed? Am I fool? Has this night been thwarted?
What have I done? What can I do? When has dating turned everyone to fools?

We look at each other, this time we don't look away.
               Your mouth begins to open like you got something to say.
I raise my eyebrows in that questioning look, but you close your mouth;
       We're silent. I really have no idea what this is all about.
For a hopeless romantic, I'm sure dumb when it comes to this--
                 Tonight is definitely not going to end with one small kiss;
Which is probably good because I'd mess that up too.

How do I get through to you? How do I know where this is going to lead?
             What at this moment am I supposed to believe?
That's it! I quit. I'll say what I mean! I'll tell you I want you,
      I like you, please say you like me too!
I open my mouth; the previews begin to roll;
                Wasted all that time and still stuck with no place to go.
And we're there making fun of the previews

        We have similar taste I see; you laugh at things
That I think are funny. That's cool, right? That means something...right?
                 Or not. I am thinking too much again
And perhaps this date means nothing. Perhaps we'll just be friends
      Ah, figures. This is what always happens to me
For a romantic, I think I can say
                              I've flunked out of this dating game.
whoo hoo!!! Well I've written about My First Kiss....and well I really liked where that turned out...
So I attempted the sorta thing thing with "My First Date" I was going to add more to it...
And it was going to be this epically messed up, everything goes wrong kind of deal...
I dunno. I might add more to it....


Or someone can write a reply from the guys perspective. ahaha That could be a blasty. LoL
Do eeeet!


Anyway. -coughs-
I think I might enter this in Fluttering's new contest...for humor....

But I dunno if this is humorous enough so I might wait. ^^


Let me know what you guys think!


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missamerica0612 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I can picture this happning to me on my first date.. im very.. sheltered at home .. so i get really nervous when im actually allowed to be close to a guy.. of cours i am only 14...
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FlooffyEars Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011  Student General Artist
Wow. This describes my first date better than anything. It was JUST like this. Literally.
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Clo-LOL-Dev Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2011  Hobbyist
I bet you this will happen on my first date!! It's goiing to happen!!! :D
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muskaan786 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010
this is wayyy too cute...love it!
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lindsaaaay Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010
this reminds me of the same exact thing that happened to me,
thinking too much, wondering what to do, begging for a sign,
i absolutely love this. (:
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avenge-my-ghost666 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2010
OMG i love this poem!
this will definitely happen to me on my first date =S
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Nymeria13shades Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2009
oh my GAWD you portrayed this so perfectly i found myself nodding along. its just how i expirienced such a situation, amazing! unbelievabel true :wow:
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K-ayu Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Awww, this was cute :love: It's funny because my boyfriend and I have been together for quite a while, and yet, we're just going on our first date tomorrow. Lol. Life is strange like that :XD:
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Lil-Drummer-Boy Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2009  Student Writer
Wow all the emotion in this poem, all the thoughts reflects almost perfectly how I feel and what I think but on a bigger scale; instead of it being the 1st date (or any date for that matter) its how I feel everyday, every second with the whole relationship I have with the girl I love...we aren't exactly a couple but I have almost all the benefits of being her boyfriend without the title and she tells me she loves me but each day I wonder if I'm doing everything right, if she is "in-love" with me as I am with her, if she's waiting for me to make a move or deciding when she's ready to make the move herself, so many questions go through my mind about her and "us" and this poem is like a shortened, isolated version of them...
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PencilandPaperGirl Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2009
HAHAHA this is exactly how I felt on my first date, and i feel relieved reading this sense I'm going on my first date with a guy i like today. THANK YOU!
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