I had intended this one to be the final post in the series, but being that the final post would most likely come on a weekend,(Super Bowl Sunday no less) I decided to put it out there on Friday instead. I think it may be the best of the lot, but that’s up to you to decide.

     A fabulous Friday to you all,



 In an instant

she’d flush

and the blood

would all rush

to her face

and her blush,

at, a mere look,

from the lad.

And, though he carried

a crush

he held fear

of the brush

so no words

from him gushed,

and both, never knew,

oh, how sad!


 Jack Downing

Jan. 2012

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Hearth and Health are wonderful things and if you're without either such sorrow that brings So I cannot express enough thanks to my Lord and to my family and friends for the support you afford! ~Jack Downing~
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8 Responses to Bashful

  1. Michael says:

    Beautiful post Jake. And nice animation today. Have a great weekend. !!!

  2. Beth Ann says:

    Aw…..unrequited love. And look at your fancy schmancy animation today. Woo hoo! Big time, Jake!!!

  3. Very sweet and a lovely close for a Friday. I shall not ask you whom you’re rooting for…I think I was on that planet that no longer exists where little Giants live small. As I replied to your comment on blog, in the end, we hope for a close game (nail biter), cheers!! ~

    • Thank you for your nice comment on my poem. However, I have a question for you.. How can you root for a team that eliminated the(your) vaunted Green Bay Packers from the play-offs..for shame, for shame. On Sunday next, I will reveal where my loyalties lie, in my post, tentatively titled “A Super Bowl Prayer.” Oh btw, space exploration has done wonders for your humor..

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