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Can you write me a song?

There aren’t many songs with my name in it.”

“What’s your name?”


“That’s probably because it’s hard to rhyme and it has one too many syllables.”

“Can you write a song about me?”

“May I use Missy instead?”

“No, I prefer Melissa.”

I think for a while. I want so badly to impress this beauty with those almond shaped brown eyes, long ivory neck resting on creamy shoulders and soft pink lips that I so much want to kiss. Then, as suddenly as a flash of lightning illuminates the darkness, my mind fills with words.

I grab the pen we use to autograph whatever a fan might wish signed and we’ve signed some strange things. Fortunately, Melissa brings a diary or journal to sign.

I jot down the first line about her eyes and then our evening together, embellished a bit and then followed by the challenge. I’m super proud of it until I hand it to her and rehearse it in my head.

Exotic dark eyes are to blame
For this shy boy to ask your name
Just one dance becomes a few
Share a laugh, a dream or two
One fabulous night? I don’t know
A youthful memory or will it grow
If just one night, O, sweet Melissa
Make it so right and let me kiss ya

“Stupid, I know.”

“A little bit maybe, but I really like it.”

She cups her hands on my cheeks and leans in to me. We kiss. It is tender, beautiful and sweet – a lasting memory of a special night.

We trade correspondence only one time each after that night. The short span of time we shared together inspires songs and tales and smiles even to this day.

I never see Melissa ever again after that night. We never talk or write after one exchange. Yet, I’ve never forgotten the Melissa who asked me for a song. I wonder if she remembers the boy who wrote her a tune with her name in it.

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Douglas Knight

I write about what I'm thinking or what I've imagined in an effort to regain that childhood imagination and marry with my many years of real experiences. I'm getting better at it the more I write.I am a published author of two romantic intrigue novels.My books can be found at or if you want a personalized copy, by emailing me at

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