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Bon Jour

Vince Suzadail Jr. Avatar Vince Suzadail Jr. - LIFETIME Premium Member Vince Suzadail Jr. - Premium MemberPremium Member Send Soup Mail Go to Poets Blog Block poet from commenting on your poetry

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Bon Jour

An eighteen year old sailor on the Riviera in the Spring
Mademoiselle Your smile can make my young heart sing
Cannes, Nice, Monte Carlo who could ask for more
I volunteered for the USO, so on duty days I could be ashore
I held her hand and said bon jour, i danced with her that day
Looking into her eyes, Aime-moi, s'il vous plait
Stopping by a sidewalk cafe, we had a glass of Beaujolais
Then I walked her home and promised to meet another day
Two days later I returned but she was nowhere to be found
I saw her one more time before my feet left solid ground
It was a one time memory, a love not meant to be
She returned to college and I returned to the sea
I still have those memories and the wonders that we saw
But to cry, i'l n'est pas necssaire pour cela.
I think back sometimes and it cuts me like a knife
France will always be a special part of my life.

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  1. Date: 8/3/2013 7:53:00 AM
    C'est trite toujours! But she might chance by this poem one day. And voila!

    Kithinji Avatar Gerald Kithinji
    Date: 8/3/2013 7:57:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Trite, no, triste! Very sad. Great poem Vince.
  1. Date: 7/3/2012 10:42:00 AM
    AHa The one that got away. Mine was a young Italian sailor who came to out shores when I was in my 20's We dated while his ship was stationed here from Italy for war games. When he left he gave me his address which I managed to loose. Needless to say that was the end of that. Memorie lane revisited. TLee

    Kithinji Avatar Gerald Kithinji
    Date: 8/3/2013 7:50:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I wanted to write you a missive, but then I forgot your address. And at the same time, my love, I forgot your name!
  1. Date: 7/1/2012 11:13:00 PM
    Ahh, memories... a wonderful reminiscence, Vince! A nice, gentle cadence and great couplet rhyming. Even though I have never been to France, this poem took me there. Great job! Keith

  1. Date: 6/14/2012 5:37:00 AM
    A belated congratulations Vince on your placement in Cyndi's "Un, Deux, Trois" contest. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 6/12/2012 2:31:00 AM
    Vince congrats on your win...David

  1. Date: 6/5/2012 8:11:00 PM
    I love your long lines, and your couplet rhyming... quite an emotional piece, wistful, with lots of vivid imagery. Well done, Vince! Best wishes, Keith

  1. Date: 5/28/2012 8:40:00 PM
    i know those emotions. i had seen cassablanca a thousands times before i knew what it was about. and the lights went on in my head and suddenly i knew, i was'nt the only one. there was humphry bogart too that knew how i felt. and that is what poetry is. bringing to light what is in the darkness. saying that there is nothing new under the sun.

  1. Date: 5/28/2012 8:30:00 PM
    "We'll always have Paris." sound familiar?

    loving iii Avatar john loving iii
    Date: 5/28/2012 8:34:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    ok, rick. play it again, sam.
  1. Date: 5/24/2012 8:39:00 PM
    very nice write Vince..who knows maybe you will meet again..thanks for stopping by..best wishes..Joseph

  1. Date: 5/24/2012 5:45:00 PM
    Oh, this is a wonderful poem about a beautiful memory! I really like that you included some French in the poem. It is such a lovely remembrance. :)

  1. Date: 5/21/2012 2:29:00 PM
    Ah!...Passionate memory..Enjoyed reading this afternoon..If this is for a contest, reads like a winner to me..Thanks for the kind review of my work..I appreciate the time spent there reading..Sara

  1. Date: 5/20/2012 7:28:00 PM
    Cette histoire est magnifique! Very nice, Vince! Ruben.

  1. Date: 5/19/2012 12:09:00 PM
    Bon Jour - Lovely and sweet memories poem Vince. - oxox love Anne-Lise

  1. Date: 5/18/2012 8:15:00 PM
    Flowed like a song there. Enjoyed, have a great night.

  1. Date: 5/17/2012 8:43:00 PM
    Thanks for taking us along on the trip Vince. Very intelligent and very fun journey your words took us on. Ahhh, love in French Riviera, what a perfect place for a poem. Joe

  1. Date: 5/15/2012 9:44:00 AM
    romantic flavor down to the last line, you amant!..:) huggs

  1. Date: 5/15/2012 9:36:00 AM
    absolutely love your story poems! Cindy/ Lucinda :)

  1. Date: 5/15/2012 9:36:00 AM
    absolutely love your story poems! Cindy/ Lucinda :)

  1. Date: 5/14/2012 8:18:00 PM
    It reminds me of my grandson. The same thing happened to him but it as in San Francisco. But memories are there. Thanks for your kind words on my poem.

  1. Date: 5/14/2012 8:18:00 PM
    It reminds me of my grandson. The same thing happened to him but it as in San Francisco. But memories are there. Thanks for your kind words on my poem.

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