je ne regrette rien

je ne regrette rien

A long time ago
I learnt how to love.
He did it so well;
It fit like a glove.
He said “I’ve never been in love before”
And I –
A girl not so shy –
Said I would teach him.

We met every day,
And when we did not
I called him to tie
Still tighter the knot.
He said “I’ve never been in love before”
And I –
A girl not so shy –
Said I would teach him.

I met all his friends.
Some did not approve,
But we got so close:
No chance to remove
This girl who’d never been in love before
And she
So soon grew to be
His keenest student.

His fingers held mine
Wrapped up in his coat.
Fell head over heels
With no antidote
This girl who’d never been in love before
And she
So soon grew to be
His keenest student.

Each Thursday we rocked,
Yet never alone.
Lived just down the street,
He still walked me home.
He said “I’ve never been in love before”
And I –
A girl not so shy –
Said I would teach him.

At parties I was
His forever plus one,
Fell asleep in his arms,
Woke up bright as the sun
This girl who’d never been in love before
And she
So soon grew to be
His keenest student.

February fourteenth,
Was his date on a tram!
Gifted his ticket stub,
But then he had to run
This boy who’d never been in love before
And I –
A girl who grew shy –
Could no longer teach him.

My fur-coat became
His partner in dance,
But he chose other girls
To date and romance
This boy who’d never been in love before
And I –
A girl who grew shy –
Could no longer reach him.

Bought me violets one day
Early spring. It got tough:
Said he wanted a girl,
Friendships weren’t enough.
He said “I’ve never been in love before”
And I
Had to say goodbye,
To love him and leave him.

http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2013/09/06/daily-prompt-turning-point/

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