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I heard I might find a poet here Part 3

"May I?" she asked motioning to my dog-eared notepad as a child might asking for a cookie expecting to be told it would spoil her dinner I took another swallow, my hand instinctively moved to the book to protect it or keep her from disappointment, maybe both "It’s just a love poem, no big deal," I replied as she inched closer Her perfume more intoxicating than anything Angelo had on that dusty shelf I felt weak as my mind went to another time where this sort of thing actually happened An old movie, fancy gowns, pinstriped suits and fedoras, a swing band playing for a crowded dance floor, champagne, diamonds and gold cigarette cases "Hey doll, can I buy you a drink?" I felt a tap on my arm as I snapped out my ill-timed dream to see an inebriated guy hitting on her She looked at me, eyes pleading though I sensed she could handle herself "She’s with me." I blurted as again that stardust smile returned to her face "No offensh pal, jush don’t see a goddesh round here too often." he slurred "Well she’s my goddess, now beat it." I barked in my best Sam Spade impersonation, feeling quite proud of myself She raised her glass again as I touched it with my bottle, we both took a sip "Thank you," she sighed reaching across me, laying her smooth hand atop mine still resting on the booklet "So you’re a love poet?" she said in a voice that could have turned winter to a summer day at the beach I chuckled, "I've been called that but not sure I’d go that far." Her fingers gently caressed mine "Are you going to let me see or do I need to get you drunk first?" she laughed now using a finger to trace seductive figure eights on the back of my hand My mind whispered, give her the book but my ego moaned, just enjoy her touch a little longer... my mind won She excitedly took it like I had just handed over the keys to a new Jaguar I watched as mahogany eyes perused my words, Warm me this evening neath satin affection Find in my lips every need and desire Touch me with wings soft as midnight sonatas Floating on dreams filled with all you require Dancing to melodies sprinkled with stardust Under a shimmering hypnotic glare Lie in my arms until sunrise is calling Here on this night that we both long to share Oh my, she sighed melting faster than soft butter on hot toast “That is the most beautiful poem I've ever read, "I hope you don’t mind" She leaned in and kissed me, her moist lips drenching mine, then said "I’ve never kissed a love poet before"

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Date: 11/17/2016 7:36:00 PM
Hi Chris . Congrats on your placement. Sure has a great ending. Very romantic.
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Chris Green
Date: 11/18/2016 8:27:00 AM
Thanks so very much for your kind words.
Date: 10/26/2016 1:59:00 PM
A poem within poetry, only you Chris! 'Soft butter on toast', that's exactly how this felt. I don't want it to end, I'm living vicariously through your poetry. :) Is there another chapter pray tell?
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Chris Green
Date: 10/26/2016 2:21:00 PM
Thanks so much Paloma, yep, two for the price of one, but I guess they are both free. :) No, sorry, I think this story will end here for now. Maybe sometime in the future.
Date: 10/25/2016 8:11:00 PM
I think I'm hanging around the wrong places. Now I'm going to have to write a love poem and throw my wishes in the breeze.
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Chris Green
Date: 10/26/2016 8:17:00 AM
I have read your poetry, I think you're hanging around the best spots. :) Thanks so much Tim.
Date: 10/25/2016 7:50:00 PM
Do a book already you got 6 buyers waiting, get an agent and get it done!
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John Hamilton
Date: 10/26/2016 11:16:00 AM
Hey Chris got an idea! The poem is excellent, why not cut and paste and post it separately also, for those who don't read the short story, they may lose out, just thinking out loud.
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John Hamilton
Date: 10/26/2016 11:13:00 AM
One page at a time, and before you know it it's done! Don't sell yourself short you have an exceptional talent!
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Chris Green
Date: 10/26/2016 8:17:00 AM
Ha, I wouldn't hold my breath. :) Thanks so much John, I'm more suited for poetry than novel writing I think. My attention span is not quite long enough for anything else.
Date: 10/25/2016 7:07:00 PM
I love it! Aw man, you had me going there for a minute. Great ending, fantastic line. I'm going to have to go to your list of poems to get all 3 parts and fav them. Killer story and killer poem. Well done, Chris!!!
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Chris Green
Date: 10/26/2016 8:16:00 AM
Thanks so much Daniel, I am so excited you enjoyed this series. It was fun to write. I also appreciate the faves. Thank you again my friend.
Date: 10/25/2016 7:06:00 PM
Awesome mate! You truly are a gifted writer Chris.
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Chris Green
Date: 10/26/2016 8:15:00 AM
Thanks so very much Rick, I truly appreciate your nice comments on my work.
Date: 10/25/2016 7:01:00 PM
The ending was amazing. The love poem within this was so sensual and very romantic. I enjoyed the read very much. A without a doubt seven and a fav:-) Alexis PS, I'm with Heidi you definitely should consider writing a novel.I would get a copy for sure.
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Chris Green
Date: 10/26/2016 8:12:00 AM
Thanks so much Alexis for your always kind thoughts about my work. I'm not the novel kind, my attention span is far too short. :)
Date: 10/25/2016 6:43:00 PM
Just perfect ...Thanks for doing the part 3 for us. Have you considered writing romance novel?
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Chris Green
Date: 10/26/2016 8:11:00 AM
Thank you so very much Heidi. No I haven't, I think I'll just stick with poetry for now. :) I appreciate your kindness
Date: 10/25/2016 6:21:00 PM
Great ending...'I' ve never kissed a love poet before'...So love that unexpected line....Indeed a love poet who writes romance so beautifully.. Awesome!!! A Fave...>>Charma.
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Chris Green
Date: 10/26/2016 8:07:00 AM
Thanks so very much my friend, you insisted on a part 3, so I am extremely happy you enjoyed this. :)
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Charmaine Chircop
Date: 10/25/2016 6:23:00 PM
Iove the satin affections and midnight sonatas...and the soft butter on hot toast put a smile on my face : ).Lovely.
Date: 10/25/2016 6:02:00 PM
Ok, this thing came in right at 2500 characters, exactly, on the money so I decided to use this area to leave any notes. Thank you to all who read part 1 & 2, I hope part 3 doesn't disappoint. I believe this will be the end of this poetic collection for now. Unless someone else wants to write a part 4, which would be just fine with me. I appreciate all of the kindness that has been shown to me. Chris
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John Hamilton
Date: 10/25/2016 7:48:00 PM
Read the whole series felt like i was back at Casablanca, had a real 40's early fifties vibe, of course if it was made into a movie today, they couldn't show them smoking, bad for the kiddies you know!lol You are an amazing writer! Do a book already!