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Out of Context

A thousand miles from where I live,
In front of my hotel,
I was amazed to see a face
From home, that I know well.

We aren’t super-close, and so
We didn’t have a clue
Our travel plans would overlap
In time and ocean view.

An out of context meeting
Is a joy and a surprise,
Especially when both of you
Give “Glad to see you!” cries.

I guess it wouldn’t be much fun
Encountering that jerk
Who gets on all your nerves
Around your neighborhood or work.

But I was thrilled to see my friend,
So far away from home;
And my delight inspired me
To write this little poem.

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  1. Date: 7/11/2013 3:25:00 PM
    It's a small world after all. What are the odds. And that you actually like them. :)

  1. Date: 7/9/2013 11:52:00 AM
    Very, very beautiful. A grand poem it is indeed. Roger Dale Hadden.

  1. Date: 7/8/2013 11:02:00 PM
    I can relate to this write. I just recently ran into somebody I knew in high school that I haven't seen or heard from since 1977.