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A smile on her face and a gleam in her eye - From the poem Batter up, by Eve Roper I was a late bloomer when it came to girls, but when the bug hit, I fell in and out of love more often than any college young man had a right to. Working part time and half way through college, I had grown weary of one broken relationship after another. It was in the middle of the summer of 70, and I didn't know it, but my frustrations and weary days of romance were about to end. I had seen faces of all kind, many of which turned my head and my heart. Faces that both arrested and tested me, but in the end, I fail the test. But never whining over spilled milk, I wiped it up and moved on, leaving the heartbreak and accepting each experience as another lesson learned. But this face was totally different, one that relates very well to a line I read from a poem entitled, Batter Up, by Eve Roper-"A smile on her face and a gleam in her eye ". Moreover, it seemed from the start that this time, I was captured. It all started the first day I laid eyes on her as she was a face full of smiles, and although she was not smiling at me, it was the smile that arrested and captured me, rendering me a willing hostage for nearly 50 years. I tell you, it was that smile on her face and gleam in her eyes that said to me, "She's the one". 032920PoSpCtest, Poetic lines from a Poetry Soup Poet - Eve Roper Silent One, Sponsor

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Date: 4/13/2020 10:59:00 PM
Curtis, back with congratulations on your win. Hugs Eve
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Date: 4/13/2020 1:51:00 PM
- Wonderful story, Curtis ... congratulations on your win :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 4/13/2020 7:34:00 AM
Nice storytelling Curtis.. Congrats on your placement in the contest.
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Date: 3/30/2020 12:24:00 AM
Hello, Curtis, what a lovely love story. We go through life with the thought we are truly in love. When it isn't really felt from the heart, but a fantasy of it. Then when it does come it's like and addiction, it’s all you can see, touch, feel and dream of a dream you cannot come down from. And as you grow older with them you see them as the same beautiful person that doesn't grow old. Your soulmate blessed by God. I am so tickled that you let me know you were writing on one of my lines. I am so anxious to read all the poems when they are selected. I feel very honored that Silent One is doing this contest with my lines. Oh, Silent One is a young man.
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