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There But For

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There But For

If I had passed you, one morning on the beach, 
I would have nodded and, half smiling, 
said some very ordinary thing like, 
‘Lovely morning'.
Then you'd have returned my nod and, 
politely, half smiling, 
agreed.
I would, no doubt, have thought you seemed
to be a lady who was nice enough
and, when we'd passed, 
I might then have turned
to observe you from behind, 
in that way men do.
Then, continuing on my way, 
I could have passed a woman even younger.
One prettier in that way men find at once
to be attractive.
And, after acknowledging her
and she me, 
I would, most likely, 
have observed her, too, 
from behind.
Then, my thoughts loitering a while, 
continued walking further, 
and further, 
from you...

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  1. Date: 7/2/2013 11:57:00 PM
    Back to this one that I like so much, red. Thanks for seeing that poem of mine and I am actually done before midnight. So I better get my aching shoulder to bed now. See ya later, alligator.

  1. Date: 5/27/2013 11:06:00 PM
    Very interesting, Red! I like the introverted feel of this... very much a Guy, Guy while at the same time being poetic about it... great free-verse!

  1. Date: 4/9/2013 9:27:00 PM
    Red, it might be a good thing not to get involved... hope you are well? . always~ Linda

  1. Date: 4/4/2013 8:38:00 AM
    Oh Oh... Hope you're not married... LOL... Sounds familiar... Like a lot of guys. Good write... enjoyed reading it.... Most unique.

  1. Date: 4/2/2013 2:40:00 PM
    You foolish, foolish person for not following the first lady. Mayhaps you were blinded by the frizz. Better luck next time. I'm rooting for you, Red. :)

  1. Date: 3/29/2013 6:30:00 AM
    You're such a bloke, Red. And then you're a poet. That agreeable blend produces treasures such as this.

  1. Date: 3/23/2013 2:09:00 PM
    A poem about you being a little pervy :-) Pervy McPervison checkin' out all the chicks lol xxx This is a beautiful poem Red...just gorgeous, as is the rest of your work...but you know my opinion of you as a poet already xxxxx

  1. Date: 3/23/2013 10:36:00 AM
    beautiful poem, well written. In such a windy and snowy day, reading this piece just completes my relaxation. What a poem!

  1. Date: 3/23/2013 7:02:00 AM
    - Nice to read your poems, it is a very good poem Red. - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)