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Nicola Byrne posted a poem today entitled "Someone Like You" . I read it and thought it was a fantastic poem. It inspired me to write an answer. Since I consider her a very good friend, I wrote this sonnet.Her poem is a daydream of sorts and you might say, so is mine. Thank you Nicola. You are a good sport.

If only I could make my way to Paris
To search the boulevards and rainy rues
I'd look to find my lonely heart an heiress
An Irish lass vacationing her muse

We'd find a quiet cafe' on the Seine
Where we could sit and share a laugh or two
By candlelight we'd toast with French champagne
Pretend that we were on our honeymoon

But how could I convince her I'm the one
To make all of her fantasies come true
She knows there's more to life than having fun
In Paris hearts get easily confused

I'd get down on one knee under the stars
Give her the paper ring off my cigar



   an original poem by Daniel Turner
      

Copyright © | Year Posted 2016




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Date: 10/22/2016 7:41:00 PM
Certifiably delightful! First-rate work, Daniel.
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Daniel Turner
Date: 10/23/2016 4:52:00 PM
Thank you, Paul. Really thoughtful of you to stop by and comment. I appreciate your kindness.
Date: 9/19/2016 5:14:00 AM
A dedication as an inspiration!!! Brilliant Sir Daniel.
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Date: 9/19/2016 8:35:00 PM
Thank you, Miraj. Actually Nicola deserves all the accolades. If not for hers, there would be no mine. I do appreciate your kind comments but they are not mine to keep:)
Date: 9/9/2016 9:31:00 PM
I'm glad I took the extra 10 minutes to scroll ALL the way up to the top 10 hottest poems to find my friend's wonderful write. I'd tell you how great it is but im too busy humming the Ricola commercial jingle. Hopefully that clears out of my noggin soon (this is a 7+ tho)
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Phillip Garcia
Date: 9/10/2016 12:01:00 AM
Clearly there's more to this poem than I'm catching onto. I sense an investigation in my near future
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Daniel Turner
Date: 9/9/2016 9:54:00 PM
Thanks, Phillip. Nicola was a sweetheart for letting me borrow her muse. Her poem was so well written, this just fell out of it. I appreciate your kindness and hope you get that commercial out of your head:)
Date: 8/27/2016 3:38:00 PM
I read Nicola's poem as well, you two seem to have a similar sense of humor...if you find that girl that will marry you with a paper ring, hold onto her!
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Date: 8/27/2016 10:11:00 PM
Ha. No thanks! I was only having fun with Nicola. She was being a good sport to let me tag along. Thanks for dropping in and I'll take that sense of humor remark as a huge compliment. Lol I appreciate your kindness and your support, Chris.
Date: 8/25/2016 9:14:00 AM
This is lovely, cute, witty and a heart winner, Daniel! Truly enjoyed:) Regards // paul
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Daniel Turner
Date: 8/25/2016 1:43:00 PM
Thank you Paul. I owe it all to Nicola. Her poem was so inspiring. I really appreciate your time and kind words of support.
Date: 8/24/2016 8:49:00 AM
:D Fantastic...it links so well with Nicola's poem. Just read it...:) Sunita
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Daniel Turner
Date: 8/24/2016 11:42:00 AM
Thank you Sunita. Her poem was such an inspiration. I couldn't resist. I'm always happy to see your smiling face. Please, stop by anytime.I appreciate your support.
Date: 8/23/2016 5:30:00 PM
wow, Daniel, your cigar band is perfect since you didn't have it planned to began with. Great follow up on the sonnet. hugs Eve
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Date: 8/23/2016 5:49:00 PM
Thank you Mrs Eve. I owe it all to Nicola. She was kind enough to lend me her muse. Lol Thanks for friendly visits and your kindness.
Date: 8/22/2016 2:56:00 PM
Hello Daniel, A wonderful sonnet for sure in response to Nicola's equally wonderful poem. Love and Romance are in step together. Most Excellent Work!! SEVEN/FAV!! Best Wishes, Gary
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Date: 8/22/2016 4:23:00 PM
Thank you Gary. I appreciate your kindness. Nicola is a good sport and her poem seemed to pull me in. She did all of the work. It practically wrote itself. Lol I really do appreciate you dropping in to read and comment. Take care my friend!
Date: 8/22/2016 12:57:00 PM
Such fun.....I am dubbing this 'a romance of the pens'....Thanks to both of you
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Date: 8/22/2016 1:14:00 PM
Thank you, Reta. Nicola deserves all the credit. Without her inspiring poem, mine would not exist. I appreciate the humor and the friendly visit.
Date: 8/22/2016 8:36:00 AM
I love romance and this piece s perfect.
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Date: 8/22/2016 8:54:00 AM
Thanks Richard. Just an old man having a little fun. I appreciate your kindness.
Date: 8/22/2016 2:21:00 AM
A fantastic, sweet sonnet, Daniel. A lovely poem for Nicola inspired by her gem of a verse. A7 and fave. T.J
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Daniel Turner
Date: 8/22/2016 7:09:00 AM
Thank you TJ. Yes her poem is fantastic. I appreciate your dropping by. Have a great week my friend.
Date: 8/21/2016 8:09:00 PM
ahhh, this is So sweet, Daniel!!! I am happy that she saw this cute poem you whipped up for her.
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Date: 8/21/2016 8:21:00 PM
Thank you, Andrea. She's a real Irish darelin'. She said it cheered her up and that made me happy. Her poem begged for an answer, so I chipped in.
Date: 8/21/2016 6:58:00 PM
If one laminates a paper ring would it, could it never break Would a vow thus said be true Can you teach her heart to trust
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Daniel Turner
Date: 8/21/2016 8:18:00 PM
I'm sure, the lovely lady, would not consider an offer from an old coot like me. I was simply having a little fun and she was a good sport. Thank you for taking the time to read and comment, Jolene. I really do appreciate it.
Date: 8/21/2016 1:01:00 PM
Oh....I really enjoyed this sonnet. It's my favorite form to write in, and you did well with this piece. That last line made me chuckle....Great write. :)
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Daniel Turner
Date: 8/21/2016 1:48:00 PM
Thank you, Eileen. I was just having a little fun with Nicola. So glad you dropped by. Really nice to see you again. I am glad I made you smile.
Date: 8/21/2016 11:25:00 AM
- So lovely and sweet, Daniel ..... I can see you on honeymoon in Paris :) .... but, of course you have to go down on your knees first :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 8/23/2016 6:59:00 AM
:)))) .... Nicola, will help you back up :))))
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Daniel Turner
Date: 8/21/2016 11:46:00 AM
Thank you Anne-Lise. It's not the getting down that's the problem, it's getting back up. Lol I think if I were in Paris, I would be more interested in the museums to appease my love of art. So nice of you to drop by and leave your beautiful smile.
Date: 8/21/2016 6:14:00 AM
such a visual display of the theme, daniel... wonderfully crafted..huggs
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Daniel Turner
Date: 8/21/2016 8:34:00 AM
Thank you, nette. It was a lot of fun. She is a good sport and her wonderful poem was such an inspiring write. I appreciate you stopping by to leave a smile.
Date: 8/20/2016 10:34:00 AM
Very nice write Daniel, as you would say "there you go sweet talkin the ladies" ha ha nice visual I've never been to Paris but good location for a romantic write, true hearts do get confused there.A7
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Daniel Turner
Date: 8/20/2016 11:41:00 AM
Thanks John. I've never been there either but an old man can dream. Lol Nicola's a good sport and it was easy to follow her lead. She didn't know I was going to write an answer. Lots of fun. Thanks for dropping by.
Date: 8/20/2016 7:42:00 AM
Both your poem and Nicholas' are great! couldn't stop laughing at a point,LOL. Thanks for giving me a glimpse of Paris,wish to be there someday. Lovely poem.
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Daniel Turner
Date: 8/20/2016 11:38:00 AM
Thank you Abosede. It was a lot of fun. I'm glad I made you laugh.
Date: 8/20/2016 7:20:00 AM
Awww I loved this Daniel. You are a masterful poet Sir! I pretty much love everything you write! Cheers, Connie Nite now. ; )
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Daniel Turner
Date: 8/20/2016 7:39:00 AM
Thank you Mrs Connie. I was just messing around with Nicola. Her wonderful poem inspired a response. I am so glad you dropped by. Yes, that time difference always was a problem for me. Goodnight Mrs Connie!
Date: 8/20/2016 5:48:00 AM
Magnifique...my friend...and for a lovely lady too...god bless...^WW^
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Daniel Turner
Date: 8/20/2016 6:38:00 AM
Thank you John. I was just having some fun with Nicola. I appreciate the friendly visit and have a top shelf day.
Date: 8/19/2016 7:24:00 PM
Hi Daniel, I see you're a romantic soul after all. This was a good echo. You complimented Nicolas's piece very well. It was so beautiful and romantic. I thoroughly enjoyed this enchanted write. Excellent job. A Big seven:-) Alexis
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Date: 8/19/2016 7:50:00 PM
Now you have piqued my curiosity. What makes you think I'm not romantic? Lol I'm only 60, not dead. Lol Thank you Alexis. I hope you are laughing. Writing an echo to Nicola's lovely poem was easy. She did all of the work. It's just like dancing. I followed her lead.
Date: 8/19/2016 7:09:00 PM
A most endearing and noble piece...The scene you wonderfully paint is paved with heartfelt intent...sweet and caring wishes...as is befitting the lovely Nicola.:-) An amazing "echo"...specially composed. Beautifully penned, delightful to read:-) A fave...7+ blessings to you both, lynn I have not been to Paris...I have "lived" the last line...so imaginative.
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Daniel Turner
Date: 8/19/2016 7:21:00 PM
Thank you Lynn. I appreciate the flowers. Nicola's poem was the inspiration which made this easy to do. I know she likes to laugh, hence the last couplet. Did you say yes?
Date: 8/19/2016 7:04:00 PM
Hi Daniel, love the write my friend. An excellent echoe to Nicola's write. You even did it in the poetry of love my friend. One of my favourite forms for reading is the sonnet. You have done a great job my friend. Excellent content and form. The final couplet is definitely you Daniel. This has to be a seven and a fave Daniel. Well done my friend.
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Daniel Turner
Date: 8/19/2016 7:18:00 PM
Thank you Mike. I thought I had better beat you to the punch! Her poem just struck a nerve and awakened my muse. All I did was let the pen go where it wanted to go. She is a good friend and a good sport. Thanks Mike, I really appreciate it.
Date: 8/19/2016 5:51:00 PM
I was enchanted by Nicola's poem and love your echo poem - the final couplet really made me smile Daniel:-) hugs Jan xx
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Date: 8/19/2016 6:37:00 PM
Thank you Jan. I was captivated with her fantasy. It inspired one of my own. That last couplet really made it a fun write. I knew it would make her smile. I'm glad you saw the humor also.