the young men laugh,
call him a dinosaur,
out of touch,
living in a different

he ignores them,
helps her with
her coat,
beams as she
takes his arm.

She admires the look
of his coat and tie,
and smiles a
‘thank you’
each time he
holds the door.








Written for Trifecta

photo credit: Ed Yourdon via photo pin cc



Filed under Poetry, Poetry - Prompts

14 responses to “Chivalrous

  1. Incredibly sweet and touching – a wonderful poem K

  2. Oh, if only there were more gentlemanly dinosaurs like him.

  3. The best kind of dinosaur, Mark. I do hope they are not obsolete!

  4. The dinosaur way is so good. I love how you painted this couple.

  5. Noah Matthews

    As it should be.

  6. I’ve always liked dinosaurs ๐Ÿ™‚ I think the dinosaur way is great for relationships.

  7. So sweet… its obvious how much he loves her ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. This is a very nice piece and a reminder that these little things really never go out of style.

  9. the picture just made it cute! but the piece itself reflects what i think any girl would appreciate in a guy these days! it’s all those little things that count!

  10. Perfect description. The photo just adds to the charm that is already here. Perfect.

  11. A proper gentleman never goes out of style ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. You know what got me? The way she smiled thank you. I feel like people don’t say thank you enough nowadays, especially to the people they are closest to, for the little things like opening doors. Very sweet poem, Mark.

  13. I’ll take that dinosaur any day. In fact, if this is the definition, I may already have one. Great job with the prompt. Thanks for linking up.

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