The First

The First

By:  Garland Davis


I went to Subic Bay that summer

Just a teenage boy so far from home

She was a lovely child of a woman

Trying her best to make it on her own

We were both needing from the other

She took my hand and led me to her bed

She came to me with a beer in her hand

As she slipped off her dress with a smile


There was a change in her laughter

There was a sudden softness in her eyes

As she pulled me down to a hunger

That we had the need to feel from each other

We spent the night in the heat of passion

Where before only dreams had been

I had lain with her as a boy in the night

But arose as a man at the dawning


I have not often held another

When she didn’t enter my thoughts

Although I know it wasn’t real

Every time I feel her arms and passion

And I wonder sometimes in the dark

If I could I have made it real and right

I was just a boy who didn’t know

That I would love her and that night


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A native of North Carolina, Garland Davis has lived in Hawaii since 1987. He always had a penchant for writing but did not seriously pursue it until recently. He is a graduate of Hawaii Pacific University, where he majored in Business Management. Garland is a thirty-year Navy retiree and service-connected Disabled Veteran.


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