I had no idea you wanted me to call

We never


in the hallway


You were a cheerleader

You dated football


and baseball players


Once you asked me

to call

I  thought you were being

friendly to a shy guy

 I  regret

I never called 

I did not think

I had a chance

to date you


I  still remember

laughing and talking

as we walked together

down the hallways

I was too shy


Connie,  let me know

if you

read this

I need

an ending

for this poem





Published by Jim Wortham

As a teen, wanted to live from writing poetry. Wrote several books, selling nationally. Hung out with readers throughout the United States. My writing has been on back burner. Now dusting off my desk and have my pen in hand. Hope you enjoy some of what I write.

4 thoughts on “I had no idea you wanted me to call

  1. http://www.kyforward.com/lyn-hacker-it-was-a-dream-wasnt-it-until-it-was-an-obituary-a-shock-and-meeting-his-mother/

    Jim, I read this today and was reminded about poems without ending, those with delayed ending, and those with endings that live on through memories of a touch, a vision, a scent. Ray

    On Tue, Feb 7, 2017 at 9:04 PM, The Broken and The Holy wrote:

    > Jim Wortham posted: “Once upon a time we kissed in the hallway in high > school. You were a cheerleader. You dated football, basketball and > baseball players. Once you said to me why don’t you call me sometime? > I thought you were only b” >

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