Wrong Impression Righted – Wednesday Writing Essentials – GWWE

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My brother Bud brought home this guy

He was cute but not my type

I wanted more sophistication

I listened to the hype

 

He was 16 and I a year younger

He had eyes for me at the start

But flipped him off for someone else

I thought I was so smart

 

Then the war took all the boys away

Bill fought in the Pacific

I wrote V mails to nine young men

Thought them all terrific

 

Bill sent me home a picture

Wrote on the back this line

Hang this on the wall and throw rocks on it

I thought has he lost his mind

 

Well, I kept it of course with all the rest

Had really quite a collection

There were no boys at home at all

No chance for any rejection

 

The war ended and they all came home

One by one I got a call

In a couple of months of time

I think I’d seen them all

 

Bill hung around with my brother Bud

Just wouldn’t go away

But I had other plans

Of course they went astray

 

He had a car, this guy Bill

A 1940 Buick convertible

Now this made him useful

Gosh, now I just feel terrible

 

I used this man, I must confess

But he didn’t even care

He wanted to be my guy so bad

I wish I had played fair

 

Well you know how this story ends

For I took a second look

This wonderful man I ignored for years

Caught me with his hook

 

First impressions are often wrong

Until you know the person inside

There is a difference in what you think

When you heart is opened wide

 

I didn’t want sophistication

I wanted love that would last

I found it and enjoyed it with Bill

Time flew by so fast

 

I love you Bill

 

 

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Prompt:

Create a response using the theme of “First Impressions.” Write poetry, prose, a memoir, nonfiction, or an essay, and try to keep your submission to 500 words..

-Recount a first impression you had of someone and how—after getting to know them—you ended up being decidedly wrong.

 

Prompt: Create a response using the theme of “First Impressions.” Write poetry, prose, a memoir, nonfiction, or an essay, and keep your submission to 500 words.


 

 

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