I Wonder

I wonder if we ever get to be
born back in the ’50s
will you adore me in my
hour-glass silhouette,
softly rounded shoulders,
nipped-in waist and voluminous skirts,
feeling like a princess?
will you ask me out for a date
and proudly bring me
to a local ice cream shop
share a giant banana split
with lashings of cream
swimming in hot fudge sauce
then we can talk, look at each other
as we take another serving
this time, on a cone
then maybe, just maybe, we can share
not just an ice cream, but our first kiss
in between our melted ice cream cones?
then we could snuggle up
at the drive-in theater
and watch Aubrey Hepburn’s “Roman Holiday”
let’s end the day, in a parking spot
staring at the night skylines counting stars
and looking like a pair of
crazy teenagers

I wonder if we ever get to be
born back in the ’50s
will you be brave enough
to ask for my hand for marriage?

For Sadje’s WDY

47 Comments

  1. Sadje says:

    A beautiful tender poem Mich. it would be wonderful to go to that time and era. Relaxed stroll with your first love. Thanks a lot for this beautiful submission.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you too Sadje…yes i agree it would be fun to do that..😊😊😊

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      1. Sadje says:

        You’re welcome πŸ˜‰

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  2. ivor20 says:

    Dreamily beautiful and wondrously nostalgic Mich… πŸ’™πŸ’›πŸŒ

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    1. michnavs says:

      Aw thank you Ivor…always..😊😊

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  3. Awesome and yes will we go back to our 20’s and 25’s and do all the lovely things so beautifully penned in your poem, Mich. Too good poetry.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you always Kamal..😊😊😊

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      1. Welcome dear Mich πŸ’˜β€οΈπŸ’˜β€οΈ

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  4. murisopsis says:

    I like you take on the “What if” game! Sadly those nipped in waists precluded eating ice cream sundaes and an extra ice cream cone… At least that’s what I’ve heard. I think the 50s was the start of eating disorders….

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you Val…i am guessing too..that hour glass illusion of a body for a woman back that time started it all…

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  5. Oh such wonderful images of the 50’s Mich and lovely romance of spooning.. with i scream you scream we all scream for ice cream. β€οΈπŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ Cindy

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    1. michnavs says:

      😊😊😊thank you Cindy..😊😊😊

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      1. You’re so welcome!πŸ₯°

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  6. rkrontheroad says:

    Nostalgic and sweet. Lovely images.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you so much😊😊

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  7. Aww this was so beautiful to read and be with! πŸ™‚

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you so much 😊😊😊always..

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  8. OH! This is so wonderful, SweetMich!!! πŸ™‚
    From what I’ve read and seen in movies…you captured the ’50’s perfectly and lovingly!
    I bet there are many senior adults who have lived the sweetness you described!
    ‘Twould be interesting to be born back to other times in history…I think if we could, we would appreciate those who have lived before us so much more than we do.
    (((HUGS))) πŸ™‚

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you so much Carolyn..so glad you like it. The ’50s was a very interesting era for me in terms of romance, dating and marriage. 😊😊😊

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  9. Oh let’s travel back in time it was a romantic era in the 50s.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Yeah.. i agree Nanette twas a very interesting time😊

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  10. calmkate says:

    ha you captured the seventies dating scene so well! And in those days if we’d been born in the fifties we’d have had to wait to date … πŸ™‚
    And NO social media!

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    1. michnavs says:

      ahhh yeah Kate.. those where the times when a boy needs to go and physical ask a girl on a date.. and only if do so if they have the intent to marry the woman.

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      1. calmkate says:

        and had to face a barrage of questions eg what work do you do, how much do you have in the bank, what car do you drive … πŸ™‚

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      2. michnavs says:

        Lol…i agree…i can only imagine them then

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  11. This is amazing! 😍

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank youπŸ™‚πŸ™‚

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  12. judeitakali says:

    Wow Michelle, so romantic. I love this.πŸ’žπŸŒ·

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    1. michnavs says:

      Aw, thank you Jude

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      1. judeitakali says:

        My pleasure though.

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  13. Rupali says:

    Beautiful and simple times πŸ™‚

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    1. michnavs says:

      I agree.. thank you

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  14. What an adorable take! 😊❀️

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you PunamπŸ˜‰

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      1. My pleasure. 😊

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  15. Reblogged this on The Reluctant Poet and commented:
    Come and Enjoy this!!

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thanks Chuck..

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  16. Jules says:

    Ah… I was born in the late 50’s… Missed out on most of those ‘Happy Days’… and was a tad too young so I was a misfit of the 60’s too. Now that I’m in my 60’s – well let’s just say I’m happy to not look too far back. Happy to have a good marriage, good children, and grands to enjoy.

    Best to you and yours in the New Year. Make some new lasting memories of goodness for 2021!

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    1. michnavs says:

      Awww thank Jules..its good to hear your story..
      Merry Christmas and a happy New YearπŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€

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  17. Chris Hall says:

    Wonderfully visual, Mich! Did you almost let out my inner Audrey Hepburn?

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    1. michnavs says:

      Awww lol..thank you Chris…😊😊😊

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  18. Just stopping by with some ❀ and (((HUGS))) πŸ™‚

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    1. michnavs says:

      Hello Carolyn..thank youu so much..mommy duties kept me away from WP for a while..

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      1. Bestest reason to be away!
        Most wonderfulest job to do!
        (((HUGS))) and ❀ to you and your precious girls! πŸ™‚

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      2. michnavs says:

        Thank you Carolyn😘😘😘

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