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A Man Stood Part III

A Man Stood part III Story/poem A man stood by his window, thinking of what went wrong. He was old and alone. He has two daughters, but they don't get along with him. the one close to him, hasn't talked to him in over two years. He tries to concentrate now on his new found daughter - But she has a life of her own. In nine years since we found him - she has seen him five times. She talked to him on and off on the phone, but not much. I saw him four times. He had changed a lot. He said that he wished that I would live there close to him. I lived over 1000 miles away and to my husband - I was faithful. In 2006 he ask to meet my husband. He wanted to know what, kind of man I had married. I told him, I had married a good man. We had to go up there for my granddaughter's wedding, so we went to see him. My husband also wanted to meet him too. To my surprise, they liked each other. To me that was strange, but then - life is strange. My husband and I came back home. Both of them kepted on talking on the phone. I talked to him too on and off. In November of 2009 Thanksgiving Day, my husband passed away. That was a very hard year for me, since I had heart surgery, earlier in the year. My daughter and I went up North to see the family in 2010. We stopped by to visit with him. He told me then how much he had loved me and how he had made a mistake many years ago. But the past can not be changed. I never saw him again. We all have a date with destiny. He passed away three days after Thanksgiving in 2012. Sometimes he would sit by his window too. This man was the love of my life, but our love could never be. now I will end this chapter of my life. A man won't stand, or sit by his window anymore. The end...
01/2013 written by Lucilla M. Carrillo Comments: All that is written here is true and part of my Life. When you reach a certain age, you have to have a past and a story to tell. The first two chapters I had already written, but I needed to write one more. This was very hard for me to do. I hope you have enjoyed it. Thanks for reading.

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  1. Date: 4/24/2013 1:39:00 PM
    Lucy what a beautiful love story but extremely sad, you have had a very difficult past, and missing up to today a would have been happy past. So sorry Lucy. Amazing story book. Love Terry

  1. Date: 3/23/2013 3:29:00 PM
    We as poets write best from our own true life experiences .. I write the same.. so the answer to your question is yes on my poem.. It was a lady I was involved with prior to my wife... I still write from a aspects of my life... but its always nice to come back to today... Thank you for your comments and your poetry luv Michael

  1. Date: 1/27/2013 2:33:00 AM
    A very touching story in your life my dear friend Lucilla. It drew me into tears while reading it. It also bring back the memories of my dad. Thank you so much for sharing this marvelous write of yours my dear friend. i truly enjoyed reading it today. Big hugs and love, Leonora

  1. Date: 1/18/2013 10:10:00 AM
    I did read this Luci, I also sent a comment in this, but maybe the connection was bad before, :( I really touched by this story Luci and your strength is really a gift, not only for you but also for people surround you :) - Big hug, Yanny

  1. Date: 1/17/2013 1:51:00 PM
    Well you had me in tears by the end of this story. Life takes many twists and turns and sometimes the two never meet. It is wonderful that you can share your story with us. I can imagine all the thoughts, the feelings that were running thru you. Hugs Phyl

  1. Date: 1/11/2013 10:49:00 AM
    How brave of you to share this heart rending story Lucilla, I hope you have found a certain relief in getting it down on paper. Well done xx

  1. Date: 1/11/2013 4:11:00 AM
    The trilogy over, the story completed, but life goes on my dear Lucilla. Someone will stand by the window again, you will see… Thank you for sharing life with us. Tormenting but great story!

  1. Date: 1/10/2013 2:12:00 PM
    Very touching, thankyou for sharing with us. It is good that you kept in touch over the years, also your husband was a good guy. Many people could live 3 lifetimes and not know the love you have had in this one life. Hugs Rick

  1. Date: 1/10/2013 2:09:00 PM
    Sad to lose your life mate and have heart surgery all in the same year..Life is not always easy..You must be a very strong person..Enjoyed reading..Thanks for stopping by..Sara

  1. Date: 1/10/2013 1:31:00 PM
    kind of like what my sister said.. love.... LINDA

  1. Date: 1/10/2013 1:30:00 PM
    Lucy, the past is always hard to tell.. when sharing stories..the ending your poem is very sad. I am sad your husband never gave you the chance to have both in your life at the same time. Lucy. the man who sat by the window everyday ...(your hubby) and thank you so so so...much for being patient with me... Never would I leave such a friend liek you always & forever.... PD

  1. Date: 1/10/2013 1:12:00 PM SKAT

  1. Date: 1/10/2013 1:07:00 PM
    Thank you for sharing the sad sentimental value of your life. I understood the sadness and connection not being able to let go during the years. I know it is sad to see someone you have loved all your life pass away. The moments you approach in your story poem are most saddest way to a woman's faithful heart. It must had been hard choosing your husband over the new relationship you found with your father.

  1. Date: 1/9/2013 6:40:00 PM
    I have shivers going through me right now, this is so sad Lucilla, I guess the old cliche better to have loved and lost then not to have loved at all. I do believe that love has no boundaries, and that love never really dies, there are two angels watching over you now, and you are a dear dear heart, so glad you decided to share your story, sending you love along with my hugs, xxx

  1. Date: 1/9/2013 4:03:00 PM
    Wow, this is so deep my friend! I am sorry for the things in your life that bring you sorrow, I just wish we could all be very happy all the time, but then we wouldn't know what we had! This poem brought me closer to understanding your heart and you have a kind heart Lucilla! You have brought clarity with this piece, and I now see what you mean by your previous two poems, this one tied them all together! You've done excellent with these three poems, I enjoyed reading them! Great Work!!

  1. Date: 1/9/2013 12:40:00 PM
    When I read part 2 yesterday, I realized that this was part of your life Lucilla. - destiny? .... what if? ..... if? ....... if not? .... there are many questions that we can think of. - A sad story ...... as you have written very well. - Thank you for sharing your story. - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)