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Look At Me

Look at me, boy how things have changed
Don’t know how life got so rearranged
Never saw it coming but it feels so good

One day my eyes, my heart, my soul opened up
Life’s been full of surprises since I was a young pup
Your love is what saved me, and it feels so good

Can’t plan it, or force it, love will come to you
Can’t tell you how often, can’t even tell you who
Life’s hard and sometimes things just get in the way
But if you’re open to it, love will come to you and stay

Sometimes we’re blessed to find what really matters
To our hearts content, nothing’s left in tatters
Didn’t think this way for a long time, why couldn’t I see?
Now look at me, now look at me

Having a drink in an old country bar
Sitting with strangers, listening to a guy play guitar
The bar tender looks twelve, pours another beer
Three old men talking loud force me to me hear

It’s been a hell of a week working in my torn dungarees
Has me thinking is this how it ought to be?
Then I smile, ‘cause it might not have turned out okay
If in 3rd grade, Mrs. Harrington hadn’t sat me in your way

You’re the best thing that ever happened to me
Just to see your smile makes it all as it should be
I wasn’t this way for a long time, why couldn’t I see?
Now look at me, now look at me

One old man sees the smile on my face and says
Your newlywed glow will soon be gone without a trace
Didn’t have the heart to tell him it’s been fifteen years
Since I fell in love with you forever, ‘cause it’s the heart that hears

As I drive up to our house that night
I remember the last time we sat and cried
Expecting our first child, we were so scared
Thinking back on that time, so special and shared

Sometimes we’re blessed to find what really matters
To our hearts content, nothing left in tatters
Been this way a long time, why couldn’t I see?
Now look at me
Look at me

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  1. Date: 1/31/2010 3:16:00 PM
    love your poetry! great write and best of luck.

  1. Date: 12/8/2009 3:52:00 AM
    You write so beautifully! Having a great time here! love Simone

  1. Date: 9/9/2009 9:28:00 AM
    Thank you for sharing your fasinating poetry with us today Shawn.Thank you for sharing your heart with us. I wish you the best in your writing endeavors and life. Love, Carol