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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 before 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 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 a family
Have holidays at the coast, go swimming in the sea.

I then heard a loud ringing, it has just turned seven
I lay there wide awake, no longer in heaven
Sometimes things are not what they seem
The angel with brown eyes was just but a dream.

Got ready for work and went to catch the train
The sky was very grey and it started to rain
As the train was pulling out I looked over to my right
A girl with a red umbrella took my thoughts back to last night.


Written 31st October 2018



For screwed  xx poetry contest sponsored by
Rob Carmack.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2018




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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.
Date: 10/31/2018 1:44:00 PM
- A beautiful and romantic dream, Tom - A wonderful story ... too bad it was a dream :) - Luck in the contest - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 10/31/2018 2:38:00 PM
Thank you Sunshine, the dream idea came after I had wrote it and decided to put it in. Tom.
Date: 10/31/2018 12:54:00 PM
What a wonderful story you created for this contest, Tom! I was not expecting the twist and thought they would be together forever. Dadgum dreams! Two nights ago I dreamed I had three suitors and couldn't decide among them. Of course, I woke in bed alone. Excellent entry and I wish you success. Love, Carolyn
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Carolyn Devonshire
Date: 11/2/2018 6:42:00 PM
Yes, it would! Have you ever awoken briefly and then tried to go back to the same dream? Sometimes we can.
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 10/31/2018 1:19:00 PM
Thank you Carolyn, nothing worse than having a lovely dream and waking up, wouldn't it be great if you could pause and go back to where you left off . Tom.
Date: 10/31/2018 12:41:00 PM
Good thing he caught the train and not a red double-decker! Aloha! Rico
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Tom Cunningham
Date: 10/31/2018 1:13:00 PM
Thank you Rico, no, I couldn't have too much red , the umbrella was enough lol. Tom.
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