Catch Me Please

Remember that first night
when you saw me watching you?
Those hazel eyes of yours
said softly I want you too

Then when you walked away
you left me kind a blue
I think, pretty lady
I could fall in love with you

Can I ask just one thing
if there’s no hope for me with you?
Catch me pretty baby
before I fall too hard for you

If no is your answer
I’ll simply slip away
That void you left
I’ll fill another way

We can’t pretend to be
something that we’re not
But I wish you’d give
my dream for us
at least an even shot

Dreams need time
just like me and you
to unwind, and then come true
And while there’s no tellin’
where our love will go
Please let your eyes
dance with mine tonight
Maybe then
you’ll see things the way I do

Yes, pretty lady
just one night to show you
what our love can do

But if you can’t…
then all I ask
is catch me please, pretty lady
before I fall in love with you

Yes, all I ask
is catch me please
before I fall
too deep in love with you.

Written by Don Iannone in 1970, Tucson, Arizona.

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About Don Iannone

Don Iannone is a poet, writer, teacher and photographer who lives in the Greater Cleveland area. He has worked in the economic development field for over 35 years. Don is the author of three poetry books and five photography books. He is working on a short book of photographs and poems about human trafficking. This work was exhibited at six venues in Ohio. Don holds an M.A. degree in Art and Consciousness Studies from the University of Philosophical Research in Los Angeles, where he teaches writing. His educational background also includes studies in Anthropology, Photography, Organizational Behavior, and Economic Development. Don’s website: Wisdom Work Press:

15 thoughts on “Catch Me Please

  1. Thanks Polona. I am thinking about doing this.

    Thanks Dan. No, I thought YOU were going to sing it and Richard would play the guitar.

  2. catch me before i fall
    a wonderful refrain
    (i’ve had no time to look out any oldies – or check if they are still in existence)

  3. I love seeing poetry from the “younger” you. Personally, I think my skills as a poet peaked at age 17. It’s all been downhill since then! 🙂

  4. The younger is so sweet …loved how it falls gentle to our hearts…please catch us before we fall through you poetry too

  5. Music is in the air ….. as i read this. “catch me before i fall” , amazing line . First time i read your poetry , i like it.

  6. Hello dear….

    Great man… you have done a great job…
    I really liked your poems….
    and surely wants to read it again….

    may god bless you…

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