The Dating Scene – A poem about a blind date, for A Guy Called Bloke’s Valentine Day challenge.

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A Guy Called Bloke has thrown down the gauntlet to write a story or a poem with a Valentine’s day theme. Click on the link to see his post:

Valentine’s Day Competition! 2020


Here is my poem:


I was desperate, I admit, it’s true

That’s why I agreed to meet with you,

It was Valentine’s day and not wishing to be unkind,

I wouldn’t normally choose to go on a date that’s blind.

Neither of us knew quite what to expect,

But you’re not my type, no disrespect.

You see, what I’m after, and no doubt so are you,

Is someone taller, good looking and twenty-two.

I suppose we’re both just too much the same,

two disappointed searchers, it’s such a shame.

It’s been a nice evening, not bad, alright

not absolutely a wasted night.

Sorry, what’s that you said? You’ll pay the check?

With your gold diner’s card? Just wait a sec.

Maybe, after all, this has been my fate?

Would you like to go on a second date?


Copyright: Kristian Fogarty 14th February 2020

Twittering Tales – Pugs in Blankets

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She wrapped him in a tassel blanket and gave a laugh.

She took the picture and added it to her dating profile labelled ‘Pugs in Blankets’.

Her Pug thought “Silly girl! Take me for a walk and I’ll find the perfect guy. You can tell the best humans by the way they treat their dogs.”


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This story was written for Kat Myrman’s Twittering Tales.

Twittering Tale #128 – 19 March 2019