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Never had a way with words

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Never had a way with words

Never had a way with words, no matter how I tried,
Each time I met a girl I became tongue tied.
In my mind I had it sorted, knew exactly what to say,
But as I tried to speak, I knew I had lost the day.

The opportunity was often there, of that there was no doubt,
But the bit twix brain and lip, stopped words from coming out.
Maybe if I was good looking, an athletic sort of guy,
They would see me differently, I wouldn't have to try.

But when I was a lad of seventeen, six foot, thin, with spec's on,
The army taught me how to fight, girls, they made me numb with fright.
T'was many years before I met the girl who was for me,
Love at first sight, an old cliche, was very true for me.

She untied my tongue, gave me a song, I was weak but she was strong,
I loved her then and love her still, a union made by Gods own will.
Family looked and sneers were passed, they said it wouldn't last,
How wrong they were, we're together still, more than forty years have passed

© Dave Timperley 2013

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  1. Date: 4/20/2014 4:10:00 AM
    Wow!!!!congratulations on both of you! True,when you find that someone for you,everything just fit right! I had a writing block for years,then i met the man and my ink has never gone faint again!!! Beautiful Sir!

    Timperley Avatar Dave Timperley
    Date: 4/20/2014 4:30:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Peninna, your daughters father will soon be there I hope and pray. God Bless. D.
  1. Date: 9/6/2013 6:14:00 PM
    This is great! So simple,yet so sophisticated.You truly now have more than a way with words (infact you have got ways)

    Timperley Avatar Dave Timperley
    Date: 9/7/2013 4:07:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks for stopping by Israel. I appreciate your comments, we all do. Keep up your poetry, it is looking good. God Bless. D.
  1. Date: 6/25/2013 6:26:00 PM
    Very nice. A wonderful tribute to your strong relationship. Thanks for stopping by to read my poem.

    Timperley Avatar Dave Timperley
    Date: 6/28/2013 8:06:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi Gail, thanks for your imput, it means a lot to me. God Bless. Dave.
  1. Date: 6/3/2013 7:43:00 PM
    This is heart warming Dave. You certainly have a way with words now.

    Timperley Avatar Dave Timperley
    Date: 6/4/2013 3:49:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Praise indeed from a craftsman and wordsmith. Thanks for stopping by Richard. God Bless. Dave.
  1. Date: 6/3/2013 2:18:00 PM
    Upwards of 40 years is no mean feat. Mine lasted just over 20 years when it gave its last kick. Beautiful poetry, Dave. Soupmail. Licia :-)

    Timperley Avatar Dave Timperley
    Date: 6/3/2013 2:32:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    20 years is some mean feat D. our eldest girl is at 22 the next is at 20 and our youngest made it to 3. If you want it to work then work at it. Been reading your writes, good stuff. Thanks for your comments. God Bless
  1. Date: 6/1/2013 3:30:00 PM
    Speechless, outstanding, amazing, marvelous , magnificent , astoning , stunning , fabulous....Your lady and your poetry....Thanks

    Timperley Avatar Dave Timperley
    Date: 6/2/2013 2:58:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I take it that you liked this poem then? You are most definitely correct about my Lady. I am prepared to be judged on my poetry. Thanks for stopping by . God Bless. Dave.
  1. Date: 5/25/2013 10:47:00 AM
    Dave, i am glad 4o years later. with no words, gave you this lovely life and song. nice and caring story. ~SKAT~

    Timperley Avatar Dave Timperley
    Date: 5/26/2013 5:18:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    we're good SKAT, Anyone who says it's easy ain't done the course. Te journey has been eventful and good, it has to be worked at every step. hanks for your comments, much appreciated. God Bless. Dave.
  1. Date: 5/22/2013 10:39:00 PM
    Maturity and the effects of life's experiences changes most of us from that awkward ugly duckling into the more desired graceful swan at least in the eyes of love. A well done heartfelt poem. Tlee

    Timperley Avatar Dave Timperley
    Date: 5/23/2013 6:54:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    That raised a big smile, never thought of myself as a graceful swan, maybe an old walrus! But, Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, a good maxim to hold onto as you grow older. Thanks for stopping by Tlee. God Bless. Dave.
  1. Date: 5/21/2013 2:07:00 AM
    - A really enjoyable poem to read Dave - Romantic and loving. - Happiness in life is to love and be loved. - Wish you all the best. - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

    Timperley Avatar Dave Timperley
    Date: 5/21/2013 2:18:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Love, like Happiness, is a two way street. It is only good when traveled in company. Thanks for your comments as always, I look forward to them Anne-lise. God Bless. Dave.
  1. Date: 5/17/2013 1:20:00 PM
    Enjoyed reading this one today..Yes, many feel that way I think but when the right comes along it works out..Sara

    Timperley Avatar Dave Timperley
    Date: 5/17/2013 2:51:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    43 years Sara, got to be doing something right! Get it wrong sometimes but that is all part of the magic and I don't mean hocus pocus. God Bless. Dave.
  1. Date: 5/17/2013 12:18:00 PM
    Love at first sight...so true. You do feel it and know. Mine is 40 years strong. Enjoyed it lovely rhymes and sentiments. SuZ

    Timperley Avatar Dave Timperley
    Date: 5/17/2013 1:15:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    43 years later I still get butterflies when Frances simply brushes my hand. Thanks for stopping by SuZ. God Bless. Dave.
  1. Date: 5/3/2013 12:12:00 AM
    ah, Connie Thank you for stopping by. Romance is like a heartbeat, without it.....! God Bless. D.

  1. Date: 5/2/2013 11:21:00 PM
    This is such a sweet story of lasting love. I believe in love at first sight. I met my guy on the way from Honolulu to L.A. We have been together 32 years. When we were dating he wrote me a love note that said he would love me till we grew old and that has come true. Loved your romantic poem.

    Timperley Avatar Dave Timperley
    Date: 5/3/2013 6:44:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Just re-read your comment ...I wonder what will happen after you grow old? Eternal love..wow what a concept isn't it? God Bless D.
  1. Date: 5/2/2013 9:12:00 PM
    Oh my I love this love story....forty more OK....:-)

    Timperley Avatar Dave Timperley
    Date: 5/3/2013 6:11:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Love has a way of beating the odds Donna. We are now 3 years into your 40 more. Thanks for your comments. God Bless. D.