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Leaving on a Jet Plane

When sunset ushers a sky violet blue
At the first star’s light, my thoughts are of you.
And when I gaze into the moonlit sea;
Lights dancing on water, you are with me. 

When a lovely flower bends to the breeze
I picture your face, so eager to please.
As I fly away to a distant land
You dwell in my heart; I’m at your command.

I love your deep voice and things that you say,
And ways you miss me when I am away.
I don’t want to extinguish this fire,
Though it consumes my mind with desire.

I long for the moment we’ll reunite
And I'll share your kisses throughout the night. 

Song: Leaving on a Jet Plane
This poem relates to the song perfectly because I was always leaving on a jet plane 
as a stewardess for 34 years. I met my husband on one of my flights in December 
of 1979. We were married In December 1981 and the most difficult part of our
marriage was me being away 4 days at a time while flying down under to Sydney,
or Auckland,  or 3 day trips to Japan. My thoughts were always with my husband and 

Copyright © Connie Marcum Wong

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  1. Date: 12/30/2013 3:36:00 PM
    Your poem relates to the sonnet form perfectly too. Love, daver

  1. Date: 11/10/2013 7:46:00 PM
    Congratulations on your win with this write Connie, very moving. Take care,Richard

  1. Date: 10/30/2013 9:00:00 AM
    What. Great poem and your commentary make it even more relevant. Well done. Thanks for your thoughtful visit.

  1. Date: 10/28/2013 4:13:00 PM
    I see this contest was finally judged and that you got some congrats. so you won!!! yayyyy. thanks for what you said on my summer ending poem.

  1. Date: 10/20/2013 9:12:00 AM
    Sounds like love to me! And it is one of the great songs of partting. In world WII a woman lost her husband and wrote Frank Sinatra a hit song. After you know this back ground the song will mean so much more when you hear it. It's called; "I'll Be Seeing You" So anyway dropped by to say hi Connie. Enjoyed your poem . Be happy;Michael

  1. Date: 10/13/2013 9:29:00 PM
    wonderful win.............SKAT

  1. Date: 10/11/2013 4:26:00 PM
    Ahh!! Enjoyed reading your very muscial winner..Congrats..Sara

  1. Date: 10/11/2013 12:12:00 PM
    Connie, congrats on your placement in the Songs to Poetry contest! Thanks for sharing your touching story. I enjoyed reading!! Love and blessings, Rhonda

  1. Date: 10/10/2013 8:46:00 PM
    Connie, , Awesome Songs to Poetry ... congrats~ LINDA

  1. Date: 10/7/2013 8:21:00 PM
    loved this one when I first read it...lovely Connie...congrats on your win :)

  1. Date: 10/7/2013 7:40:00 PM
    Your first hand knowledge proved very useful, nice work! Congrad's on your verse winning! Light & Love

  1. Date: 10/3/2013 2:00:00 PM
    Very inspiring and well penned.I could feel ur inward fears when ur family was far from you. Am really honored to present you these sites to raise your income. A business site I guarantee you won't regret it all you need do is register. Thanks. The best

  1. Date: 10/1/2013 1:13:00 AM
    this is so neat!! and what better theme for you to write than one dealing with a jet plane!! I don't think this contest ever got judged yet,did it? Connie, what have you been up to? I miss you!! Luv, Andrea

  1. Date: 9/20/2013 10:13:00 AM
    I knew i'd seen you before, brilliant poetry, so touching, love the line lovely flower bends......

  1. Date: 9/18/2013 5:46:00 PM
    such a lovely write, and the caption at the bottom that explains it makes it even better...good luck in the contest :)

  1. Date: 9/18/2013 12:26:00 AM
    A beautiful flight of feelings with a jet plane, Connie

  1. Date: 9/17/2013 11:47:00 PM
    Love how you made this so personal by talking about your stewardess days. Deb's theme sure did inspire you. and I see you have written lots of new poems recently. Have a good time in CA you lucky lady.

  1. Date: 9/17/2013 8:27:00 PM
    Oh yes, I remember you telling me about those days and you have recalled them with beauty and elegance...Mary Travers is one of my all-time favorites as is this song... I posted a poem a long time ago called 'Peter, Paul and...' if you'd care to check it out...Have a wonderful day/night(?) - Tim