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  I walk beside this goddesss for a while,
as she looks away,
I hide a secret smile.
No fathoming,the reason,
that placed me here right then.
Hearts gone to racing,
nervous twitters,hands shaking ,
once again.
She's a beauty,
long hair down to there ,
blown upon the breeze.
Long legs walking,
hand there swinging ,
to be held,with ease. 
If only ,there was a book,
or guide,
to teel me how.
Should I take the plunge ,
a leap of faith,
grab hold, even now. 
I reach,and she responds,
interlaced fingers, holding tight.
Shyness forgotten ,in all this world
the simple act ,which feels just right. 

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  1. Date: 4/22/2009 7:27:00 PM
    this is so sweet. very beautiful. excellently written with an inner sense that shines throughout this whole piece. Thanks for the comments on "the cherry pie" it's one of my personal favs that I have but it is so hard to choose :)

  1. Date: 4/19/2009 8:12:00 PM
    A great well written piece, you can feel the love and devotion through these line.

  1. Date: 4/18/2009 10:38:00 AM
    This awesome write is Free Verse in "Form" ... don't forget to add something other than "I Don't Know" as this will keep your wonderful writing from being in a contest as this one surely deserves to be!! Hope you don't mind my suggestion, Jim ... smile ...

  1. Date: 4/17/2009 4:48:00 PM
    the day you met your wife? [smile] love this poetry that really digs deep deep within truthfulness. Enjoyed this piece. Have a great day, d.b.

  1. Date: 4/12/2009 10:58:00 PM
    i can relate to this because i was once very shy.. i love it

  1. Date: 4/9/2009 10:00:00 AM
    An execution of joy, my friend, wish I had learned that long ago. A beautiful reprise of virginal love ... awesome.

  1. Date: 4/7/2009 6:34:00 PM
    .....I'm editing my third page of MonaLisa.

  1. Date: 4/7/2009 6:21:00 PM
    Amazing write. Made me smile!

  1. Date: 4/7/2009 6:14:00 PM
    Amazingly... it rhymes beautifully....all the best.

  1. Date: 4/7/2009 6:06:00 PM
    Truths make for folly pens, when fiction starts where folly ends. -Always Alexandra- You are a gifted writer Jim, I have enjoyed your poetry. My classes have ill afforded me the time to write comments as much as I would like to, Although I may not comment, never once feel that I do not read. God Bless you.

  1. Date: 4/7/2009 5:57:00 AM
    Sounds like you made the right move. Lucky lady. Awesome write. Good luck Jim. Love, Shar