I saw a gentleman today…
I didn’t know they still existed!
Men can be kind and good
without being a gentleman.
But today, I saw a gentleman.
He drove a sporty little car,
With a funny license plate frame.
I saw him park. He backed into the spot.
He and his companion got out and left.
I didn’t pay much mind at the time.
Other things like, waiting on a tow,
Occupied my thoughts instead.
A little while later, they returned.
That’s when I noticed,
he walked around the car.
He looked over his companion’s shoulder,
Then it happened. He opened the door for her.
It’s a small gesture, I know,
one I haven’t seen in a very long time.
It made me smile though,
Bringing back thoughts of Dad,
How he’d get the door for Mom
Without fail. I thought it was out of vogue.
I was wrong, pleasantly wrong.
I saw a gentleman today.