We met again by chance




The stench of yesterdays fish

Glistering wet sidewalks

No traffic. England at night


There you were, so bloody handsome

There I was, so bloody young

Slipped away from  parental sight


I was shivering and your coat too big for me

It smelt of sweat, wet dogs and aftershave

The pub was near, ‘t was called “The Bloody Knight”


You bought me a shandy, I wanted wine, the smoke of hundreds of cigarettes fading your face,  melting it all togeter

I got sick, threw up in the loo

Of the  bloody knight


Both with no money, one drink was already too dear

The cold fresh air , the romance was over

As  we hurried outside


Eight years later we met again, by accident or fate

You recognized me on that train

On your way to that early flight


You bought me wine

And gave me your coat again

And now we spent the night








Comments on: "We met again by chance" (26)

  1. Fond memories. A second chance meeting. I love it!

  2. Very beautiful. I like the way you describe England, you can almost smell it. It’s also romantinc…a second chance.

  3. Jessicas Japes said:

    Very powerful image here, and a lovely little tale. You tell it so well, I just kept on reading!
    Made me think of that old film, ‘Brief Encounter’??

  4. this is great. maybe i’m the only one to find melancholy in this, but this really is quite amazing.

    “Both with no money, one drink was already to dear
    The cold fresh air , the romance was over”

    wow! xx

  5. Seconds chances are sometimes wonderful encounters… very nice had me wanting more….

  6. Quite brilliant piece, would you be interested in having this read out on our radio station? I think it will go down very well with our listeners.
    Here is the link for my entry, plus more info if you are interested.

  7. http://kashawradio.blogspot.com/p/radio-schedule.html 🙂 Hey my poem might be on the radio! Nice huh? 🙂

    http://www.krykey.com/Radio/PRSPage.aspx?id=1205 this is a link to the station. The poem will be read on tomorrows show. 8-11 UK time I think 🙂

  8. How great it would be if it always worked out this way. Love the piece : )

  9. your words are true,
    enjoyable poetry,
    divine talent.
    Thanks for sharing like a super star at Jingle Poetry.

    have fun visiting.

  10. wow! romantic!

  11. Dear Ina
    Beautiful memories revisited.. It was inspiring thought and its beautiful… thanks

    ॐ नमः शिवाय
    Om Namah Shivaya
    Twitter: @VerseEveryDay
    Blog: http://shadowdancingwithmind.blogspot.com

  12. I’ve got love on my mind, and this lovely poem about lovers who met when they were young, and then meet again years later, definitely appeals to me. The images it creates almost make it seem like I’m watching scenes from a movie. How romantic! 🙂


  13. Thank you all for the comments!

  14. lovely poem. the narrative was great. nice job!

  15. Thank you 🙂

  16. somewhere else said:

    very interesting story – brought me back to London…

  17. Your poetry is amazing…with supporters such as you stand beside us, we can continue our efforts and make the potluck event more enjoyable for its large number of entries, multiple levels or types of talents, and authentic enjoyment of poetry and poetry reading…Come in any time when we are open, feel free to ask questions and read others.
    Thank you in advance.
    Have A Weekend A Graceful As Your Spirits.

    • Thank you very much Olivia, the potluck is a great initiative, and I hope it will be a great succes! A good weekend to you too!

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