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Look At Me

Look at me, boy how things have changed Don’t know how life got so rearranged Never saw it coming but it feels so good One day my eyes, my heart, my soul opened up Life’s been full of surprises since I was a young pup Your love is what saved me, and it feels so good Can’t plan it, or force it, love will come to you Can’t tell you how often, can’t even tell you who Life’s hard and sometimes things just get in the way But if you’re open to it, love will come to you and stay Sometimes we’re blessed to find what really matters To our hearts content, nothing’s left in tatters Didn’t think this way for a long time, why couldn’t I see? Now look at me, now look at me Having a drink in an old country bar Sitting with strangers, listening to a guy play guitar The bar tender looks twelve, pours another beer Three old men talking loud force me to me hear It’s been a hell of a week working in my torn dungarees Has me thinking is this how it ought to be? Then I smile, ‘cause it might not have turned out okay If in 3rd grade, Mrs. Harrington hadn’t sat me in your way You’re the best thing that ever happened to me Just to see your smile makes it all as it should be I wasn’t this way for a long time, why couldn’t I see? Now look at me, now look at me One old man sees the smile on my face and says Your newlywed glow will soon be gone without a trace Didn’t have the heart to tell him it’s been fifteen years Since I fell in love with you forever, ‘cause it’s the heart that hears As I drive up to our house that night I remember the last time we sat and cried Expecting our first child, we were so scared Thinking back on that time, so special and shared Sometimes we’re blessed to find what really matters To our hearts content, nothing left in tatters Been this way a long time, why couldn’t I see? Now look at me Look at me

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Date: 1/31/2010 3:16:00 PM
love your poetry! great write and best of luck.
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Date: 12/8/2009 3:52:00 AM
You write so beautifully! Having a great time here! love Simone
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Date: 9/9/2009 9:28:00 AM
Thank you for sharing your fasinating poetry with us today Shawn.Thank you for sharing your heart with us. I wish you the best in your writing endeavors and life. Love, Carol
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