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Chance of Fate

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Chance of Fate

We met on a basketball court.
You were a cheerleader,
me ... an athlete from your rival school.
I don't know if I'd ever noticed you before.
Had you ever noticed me?
I'm sure you noticed me when I crashed into you,
after diving for a ball.
We didn't know it, but it wouldn't be the last time my sweaty body
was on top of you.
As much as I wanted to stay there,
I helped you up with a wink ... did you see it?
Knowing I should be doing something else,
all I could see myself doing was pressing you against the wall,
and laying one on ya!
Instead, I burned your face into my mind and said,
"I'll be back for you later."
Less than two years from then, you were my wife.
You've been my wife for eleven years now.
You've given me two children, and all of yourself.
Myself, I can see in many places, but never without you.
If lost, I'd crash Hell's gates to find you again.
My only hope in death is that we are partners in the afterlife.
For if God himself came to take you, I'd have to say,
"Take a hike, God ... she's mine!
And I'm hers."


*For Heather's Love Letter Contest



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  1. Date: 6/3/2013 10:03:00 AM

    Of course this is now one of my favs.So glad u won.Wonderful poem I LOVE it.Glad i could be inspiration.

  1. Date: 5/25/2013 4:57:00 AM

    I'm so happy to see you as one of the winners, Caleb. YOU SO DESERVE IT!

  1. Date: 5/24/2013 6:37:00 PM

    Caleb this is a wonderful poem of your accidental crash or was it an accidental? Congratulations! Warm Smiles, Connie

  1. Date: 5/24/2013 3:47:00 PM

    Wonderful love story! Awww lucky woman! Congrad's on your win, Light & Love

  1. Date: 5/24/2013 11:08:00 AM

    Many congrats Caleb xx

  1. Date: 5/24/2013 11:04:00 AM

    GREATLY WRITTEN. CONGRATS.

  1. Date: 5/24/2013 9:56:00 AM

    Caleb, can I marry you!! Awesome!

  1. Date: 5/24/2013 9:21:00 AM

    Caleb! Holy romantic! As always, you have expertly written a great story - and in this case, an extremely sweet one. And you even managed to throw in your trademark humour too! I hope your lady knows how lucky she is! Big congrats on your win in my contest :)

  1. Date: 5/13/2013 12:23:00 PM

    This sure is romantic in its own right and with your own flavor and your wife sure is so blessed to have you and you are blessed to have her as well-- she sounds amazing. It's so great to read love stories such as yours, makes me smile. A belated Happy Mother's day to her! I hope more have love stories such as yours, Mr. and Mrs. Smith :)

  1. Date: 5/11/2013 1:41:00 PM

    'Myself i can see in many places,but never without you'..that is so romantic and beautiful.I guess your wife would be very happy to receive a love letter in mother s day's card.This beauty goes to my favs.

  1. Date: 5/7/2013 8:15:00 AM

    a real life "fairy tale" with a happy ending. Beautiful indeed.

  1. Date: 5/6/2013 5:24:00 PM

    Beautiful! What a sweet dedication. :) Always, Laura

  1. Date: 5/4/2013 11:35:00 AM

    Sounds like a real winner to me! Such sincerity in this, with no holding back. Just awesome! I don't believe the reference, mentioning God, is disrespectful. He made us in his image and WE have a sense of humor... so he should too. My dad was telling me a story in the bible. A bunch of people were worshiping a pagan god and he wasn't answering their prayers. Jesus said to them, something of the like "Maybe he's on vacation, pray a little louder!"... not word for word, but you get the picture.

  1. Date: 5/3/2013 7:49:00 PM

    wow, WHAT an incredible love letter. Who would not want one like this from hubbie?? Great entry into the contest, my friend.

  1. Date: 5/3/2013 4:37:00 PM

    Wonderful....Caleb....entertaining as always...can't wait to say I knew you when.....and by the way....guess who crashed ya together! God doesn't make mistakes when we listen

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones Date: 5/3/2013 8:34:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    PS..God does have a sense of humor...I think its in Daniel...somewhere..God sent just a hand to write on a wall to someone doing wrong and it made them wet their britches!..now that's funny.. thing before he was cool...
  1. Date: 5/3/2013 12:50:00 PM

    Caleb...this is so amazing! A basketball player and a cheerleader! Doesn't get more Hollywoodish than that. I mean that in a nice way! Great write...though, I'd be careful about telling God to take a hike! ;) You better be happy He has a sense of humor!

  1. Date: 5/3/2013 7:53:00 AM

    Lovely account of true love acknowledged through the passing of time. I guess God would see the love you have for one another-- Eternity will definitely be yours together.