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Jesse's Girl

Rick Springfield's Jesse's Girl was playing on the radio, we were all partying guys and girls out on my patio. I prayed no one or you would catch me looking your way, noticing what I was doing for the better part of the day. The music?, just irony, go ahead give it a whirl, here I am awestruck by you my best friends girl I just know this is so wrong all the thoughts I have about you. You always look like you smell like soap taste like morning dew. You always look like you just came out of the dryer. I really have to ignore this urge or end up in the fryer. There's a girl just to my left I know it's me she's talking to. She might as well be talking to the wall all I can see is you. It's my party, my house but I grab my jacket and leave. Suddenly I hear someone running behind me, it's Steve " You ok guy, you're white as a sheet, are you ill?" he says, worry on his face. I reply "I'm fine, chill." "Good. Mind if I join you?" he counters and he's all in. Guilty is my middle name but I don't tell him of my sin. "I've been staring at your girlfriend all night" I think! "Is that what I should tell him?" I am on the brink. I change my mind and I decide not to tell him anything. We walk for a while before he shows me a wedding ring. He explains he is ready to take the leap. I listen quietly I don't make a peep. What is wrong with me? This is my childhood friend, I might as well be Judas look at me...as if I wish his end. He is Caesar and I am Brutus with a knife in my hand. How did I get here what am I thinking this was unplanned. I congratulate him, his hug says it all. He suspects nothing, nothing at all. I know I will be selling my eternal soul when we finish, at the end of this stroll. I haven't told you the other side until now, she looks at me too. She can't take this vow. I know I will lose a lifelong relationship. I don't care. I'm going for it. Let it rip I 'm going to move in on her this very night or in the morning in the bright of the light, share my feelings. I am sure she feels the same way too I am sure she will, if she didn't I wouldn't know what to do. Steve must of left, but when? He was just with me. Two men lead me to a room. Lock the door for me. Everyone must of left. I hear screams in the hall. I think they injected something in me, the gall. The dream the dream I am having...again. Rape...murder...bodies, Steve, her, me, insane. What did I do?...what did I do?...wet I'm wet. Sleep. I have to sleep. That's it you bet. I bolt up. She's in bed with me. She's with me. A nightmare. I was having...it was all make believe. These nightmares have to stop...these bad dreams. Go back to sleep. Yes. In the hall, what are those screams? 03/10/2014

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Date: 10/10/2014 6:38:00 PM
How did I miss this before, well done to you both, hope there is a follow up, to explain away the screams.....great ....Seren
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Date: 10/4/2014 6:09:00 AM
A great poem, a great story, a greater mystery that remains unsolved! Thank you my friend, Maurice!
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Date: 10/3/2014 9:01:00 PM
oh man, you left us hanging at the end there. NO FAIR. So what WAS in the hallway??? Inquiring minds want to know!!! This was an engrossing and entertaining rhymed narrative!
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Date: 10/3/2014 4:52:00 PM
I couldn't remember if I rated it or not, so here I am again, and I posted a poem that was inspired by yours for jan, you got me twisted tonight hugs. :)
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 10/3/2014 7:28:00 PM
He got YOU twisted... how do you think I feel Cas LOl hugs Jan/Stan xx
Date: 10/3/2014 4:27:00 PM
WOW, This kept my attention from start to finish and I usually have a short attention span. This is a 7 baby I loved the story!! You are good :)
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Date: 10/3/2014 4:06:00 PM
Great poem Maurice, you had me captivated from the very beginning.
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Date: 10/3/2014 3:55:00 PM
This is awesome my friend...now I know...I forgive you :)
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Maurice Yvonne
Date: 10/3/2014 3:59:00 PM
That takes a load off of my mind.
Date: 10/3/2014 3:29:00 PM
Oh Maurice i am so flattered you wrote a poem with my name in the title and I love the twists and turns in the poem and the great ending - wonder how many guys actually would make a move on their best friends girl. Its a 7 and faves from me thank you for making my day:-) hugs hugs jan xxx
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 10/3/2014 4:05:00 PM
I have just read the lyrics to Jesse's Girl - you really have captured it perfectly in this poem. Wish i could make it a favourite for a second time:-) hugs jan xxx
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Maurice Yvonne
Date: 10/3/2014 3:58:00 PM
You have already learned in eight months what it takes some a lifetime.
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 10/3/2014 3:45:00 PM
Aww Maurice you flatter me so much my friend thank you - Its exactly 8 months since I joined and i can't believe the roller coaster of a journey I have been on and I am blessed you are part of it:-) hugs Jan xxx
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Maurice Yvonne
Date: 10/3/2014 3:35:00 PM
You are the Queen of twists and turns. I love it when your twist catches me off guard. You are so good at it. Plus you write great poems and the twist is just the icing.