Hometown Boys


Hometown Boys

I never knew the simple joys
of going out with hometown boys.
For me, romance was never focal
on a male who was a local.
The smart ones just aimed to debate me
but seemed to have no yen to date me;
while the ones who asked were way too slow.
Why this was, I do not know.

I may have been too brash and vocal
for any hometown country yokel,
so when I finally tied one down,
he was a boy from out of town.
Sweet Sixteen and never been kissed,
romance was something I had missed;
but we made up for lost time
with remedial work that was sublime.

So it is, I am confessing,
that mobility’s a blessing.
If what you need’s not where you are,
then I suggest you use a car.
If you cannot shop at home,
it may be necessary to roam.
Free trade’s not just for clothes and toys.
It also works for teenage boys.



The prompt today is local.

7 thoughts on “Hometown Boys

  1. Madelyn Griffith-Haynie, MCC, SCAC

    This made me smile, Judy – and the top photo brought back memories of my own teen days – warm, and just a bit embarrassing but, at the time, I thought I was the bees knees, to use an ancient expression. 🙂
    (Madelyn Griffith-Haynie – ADDandSoMuchMORE dot com)
    ADD/EFD Coach Training Field founder; ADD Coaching co-founder
    “It takes a village to transform a world!”


    1. lifelessons Post author

      That is the only photo I have of Nick and me, even though we went steady for two years. Different times, huh? Today we would have been taking selfies every time we saw each other!

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