Boombox Romeo

MSDSAAN EC012Driving home

Last night,

In Your Eyes

Came on

The radio.

Peter Gabriel,

Live version.

My thoughts


Went to

My boy,

Lloyd Dobler,

The Boombox Romeo.

Standing there

In his trench coat,

Arms raised,

Look of confidence

On his face,

Letting the song




Diane Court

Never knew

What hit her.

She was

His Boombox Juliet,


Of her feelings,

Until Lloyd

Went big

With his




How could

She ever consider

Another guy

After that?

Lloyd Dobler

Kicked in

The door

For average guys,

Who had always

Loved their

Dream Girls

From afar.

The Boombox Romeo

Put everyone

On notice.

No one

Is out of

Your league.


Has a chance

To win

The heart

Of their

True love.





If she

Can see it

In your eyes,

Then she will

Feel it

In her heart.

Thank you,

Lloyd Dobler,

The Boombox Romeo.

About Austin

Native New Yorker who's fled to the quiet life in Maine. I write movies, root for the Yankees, and shovel lots of snow.
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24 Responses to Boombox Romeo

  1. Purpleanais says:

    Sweet! And true as well πŸ™‚

  2. Josh Wrenn says:

    I’m going to have to send this to my sister. Her favorite movie.

  3. The Chaos Realm says:

    One of the few romantic movies I like! πŸ™‚ Course, one of the others that falls in that genre (for me) is Ginger Snaps, so… *laugh*

  4. One of my favorite movie scenes πŸ™‚

  5. That is a good one, but I prefer John Cusack as the older, more mistake-prone Romeo in “Hi Fidelity”

  6. kmunse says:

    “Boombox Romeo” so much to be said about that phrase alone. But alas, the real truth lies in the fact that “if she can see it in your eyes, then she can feel it in her heart”. Words to live by.

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