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I was going on a blind date and walked across town The weather wasn’t kind, rain was pouring down It was my friend’s sister and he arranged the date She was nowhere to be seen, maybe just running late. Then a girl with a red umbrella came towards me Despite the pouring rain she was beautiful to see She said” sorry I’m late my bus it broke down I’ve just had to walk half a mile across town.” “Get under” she said “come and take shelter” I did as she asked and then I was beside her I’d never noticed before and what a surprise She had an angelic face and beautiful brown eyes. Our eyes then met and to me that was a good sign And from this day forward I vowed she’d be mine Never in my life had I ever felt this way I was lost for words and didn’t know what to say. I held her closely and we looked at each other I would never have met her but for her brother Then she pulled me closer and we started to kiss I was in seventh heaven, oh this was pure bliss. I thought in my mind, this girl would be my wife And I was already planning the rest of my life I’d marry her, buy a house and start our own family Have holidays at the coast; go swimming in the sea. I then heard a loud ringing, it had just turned seven Lying there wide awake, I was no longer in heaven Sometimes things are just not what they seem The angel with brown eyes was just but a dream. I got ready for work and then went to catch the train The sky was full of grey clouds and it started to rain As the train was pulling out I glanced over to my right Stood holding a red umbrella; was the girl from last night. Written 31st October 2018 For screwed xx poetry contest sponsored by Rob Carmack.

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Date: 12/27/2020 8:44:00 PM
Tom, The dream that got away? The best of times seen through the wisest in poet's guise. I always learn something new when I read your wonderfully told tales.
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Date: 12/28/2020 1:13:00 AM
Thank you very much Richard, im happy that you enjoyed it. Tom
Date: 3/9/2020 6:42:00 PM
Congratulations on your win. "Great" poem/story and picture. Arranged dates were always bad. I really enjoyed this one.
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Date: 3/9/2020 6:49:00 PM
Thank you Paula, I'm happy you enjoyed it. Tom
Date: 3/9/2020 6:06:00 PM
You had me along on the journey and then the alarm went off! Really nice Tom, Congratulations! Over fork over!
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Date: 3/9/2020 6:41:00 PM
Thank you Sam, I didn't notice it had already been judged. Over Fork Over. Tom
Date: 2/13/2019 8:47:00 PM
Well-expressed! Congrats. Thanks for sharing your talent. God bless you.
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Date: 2/14/2019 12:12:00 AM
Thank you Beata, happy you enjoyed it. Tom.
Date: 1/18/2019 9:56:00 AM
Such a beautiful flow of events... Wah !! I loved it !!
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Date: 1/18/2019 10:18:00 AM
Thank you Swetha for your visit and comment. Tom
Date: 11/28/2018 5:21:00 PM
Hello Tom, I like this poem. To me it is romantic. have a nice evening my friend.
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Date: 11/28/2018 8:55:00 PM
Thank you Darlene, I hope you are well. Tom.
Date: 11/25/2018 6:11:00 PM
Didn't this contest get judged? I know I saw this one before and I hope it won. Have a good week, my friend.
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Date: 11/28/2018 2:47:00 PM
Hi Andrea, yes, the contest was judged but I didn't place. Tom.
Date: 11/12/2018 3:02:00 PM
Hi Tom, I loved the journey through this wonderful write. Such wonderful moments come forth from your pen. A dream to sing within the heart. Sometimes I would just like to stay within my dreams. If the contest is still on I wish you good luck with this poetic gem. have a wonderful Monday. Your friend....Mike. A Fave.
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Date: 11/12/2018 5:05:00 PM
Thank you Mike, pictures are a good inspiration for the writer so you try and imagine what happened before and after ,then I thought I'd give it a twist at the end. Thanks for the fave. Tom.
Date: 11/11/2018 6:07:00 AM
Sure to be on the winner's list, Tom. Sincerely, Elaine
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Date: 11/11/2018 6:52:00 AM
Thank you very much Elaine, have seen some great entries. Tom.
Date: 11/10/2018 4:36:00 PM
G'day Tom … a real feel good poem Tom. Sometimes dreams can be a premonition as in this case, although in this case, the great thing in this case, it is up to us, the reader to surmise what happens next - great write Tom - Lindsay
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Date: 11/10/2018 4:39:00 PM
Thanks Lindsay, be great if you could continue the next night from where you got woken up. Hope you're well. Tom.
Date: 11/7/2018 2:11:00 PM
What a charming romantic poem Tom, good luck in the contest:-) Hugs Jan xx
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Date: 11/8/2018 1:18:00 AM
Thank you very much Jan, glad you liked it. Tom
Date: 11/5/2018 2:32:00 PM
Hello Tom, A very romantic poem set in perfect rhyme and rhythm!! A wondrous pleasure to read My Friend!! Sometimes, I might note, a dream oft prepares us one day when that very person may appear in our life. The romantic in me, at least, likes to think this. A FAVE!! Best Always, Gary
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Date: 11/5/2018 3:02:00 PM
Thank you Gary and for faving it. I'm happy you enjoyed it. Strange thing though I've dreamt of places and when I've eventually been there it is one strange feeling having dreamt of it. Regards. Tom.
Date: 11/5/2018 11:14:00 AM
Such a lovely poem this is, ahh I am lost for appropriate words, it was a masterpiece and simply a pleasure to read, how lovely it is when you are having such a nice imaginations but you have to wake up and realize that it was just a dream, probably the most disappointing moment of life but what to do, we have to move and live life, I wish you best of luck in the contest, good luck and have a really nice day
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Date: 11/5/2018 2:58:00 PM
Thank you very much Faraz, I'm happy that you enjoyed it. Nothing worse than waking up from a pleasant dream, worse than that is waking before it finishes and you just want Togo back to sleep hoping you can finish it. Regards. Tom.
Date: 11/5/2018 4:03:00 AM
Lovely romantic poem!
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Date: 11/5/2018 6:34:00 AM
Thanks Arthur. Glad you liked it. Tom.
Date: 11/5/2018 3:21:00 AM
Well done...Enjoyed completely...All the best Tom
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Date: 11/5/2018 6:35:00 AM
Thanks Arturo, happy you enjoyed it. Tom.
Date: 11/4/2018 5:39:00 PM
Hello Tom, oh you had a very good dream. Don't you wish that a dream like that would come true? Have a nice evening my friend.
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Date: 11/4/2018 11:34:00 PM
Thank you Darlene, yes it would be great if it did. Tom.
Date: 11/4/2018 1:34:00 PM
What a beauty! What a suspense! A captivating story masterfully penned Tom! A tremendous pleasure while reading.. An enchanting and inspiring dream! To my FAV list for its uniqueness and genuineness! Best of luck in the contest.. deepest regards.
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Date: 11/4/2018 4:22:00 PM
Thank you very much Besma, I'm very happy that you enjoyed it. Regards. Tom.
Date: 11/3/2018 9:41:00 PM
Enjoyed this! Well done!
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Date: 11/4/2018 2:08:00 AM
Thank you P.S. Happy you enjoyed it. Tom.
Date: 11/3/2018 9:15:00 PM
Vintage Cunningham! Such an endearing story. Good luck in the contest! ~ Gershon
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Date: 11/4/2018 2:07:00 AM
Thanks Gershon, glad you liked it, there are some great entries for this contest. Tom
Date: 11/3/2018 12:03:00 PM
Great write Tom, great minds think alike...lol Best of luck in the contest..Love this one...Charlie
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Date: 11/3/2018 2:13:00 PM
Thanks Charlie, Yes you're right , Shakespeare could certainly learn a few things lol Tom.
Date: 11/3/2018 6:28:00 AM
A gorgeous write!
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Date: 11/3/2018 7:10:00 AM
Thank you very much Kim, have seen some great writes for this contest, every one different . Tom.
Date: 11/2/2018 6:46:00 PM
Oh wow, it was a dream come true story. This is GREAT thinking . I think it's so charming.
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Date: 11/3/2018 12:36:00 AM
Thank you Andrea,glad you liked it. Tom.
Date: 11/1/2018 8:29:00 PM
You my friend wow'ed me with this fine poetic tale. I had dreams long ago of a beautiful dark haired foreign beauty. Those dreams came true my friend. I am now 14 years married to her and we have a son. Those dreams were a decade before we met. This is wonderful poem. A fav...
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Date: 11/2/2018 2:57:00 AM
Thank you Robert, wow , yours is an amazing story, proof that dreams can indeed come true. Regards. Tom.
Date: 11/1/2018 7:54:00 PM
A lovely story Tom...Well penned..
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Date: 11/2/2018 2:55:00 AM
Thank you very much Joseph, glad you liked it. Tom.
Date: 10/31/2018 11:50:00 PM
Enjoyed your sweet dream. All the best.
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Date: 11/1/2018 3:53:00 AM
Thank you Anisha, happy you enjoyed it. Tom.
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