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A Poem about Paul
by Kimmy Van Kooten
Wednesday, August 15, 2007
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Photograph of my husband, Paul

No matter how hard you try. . . true love will find YOU!

I outlined a heart in my gravel dirt drive
with my toe pointed out, I traced your name and mine
"Kimmy and Jimmy"
. . .but then my dad drove over it

We just wasn’t meant to be . . .

I carved your initials in my upper left arm
with an "I love" above and "forever" below
but, somehow, your letters read out, spelling
some other guys name, named "JOE?"

We just wasn’t meant to be . . .

I whittled an arrow from my favorite pine tree
with bow in my hand. . .then I had to pee!
I missed my love’s target, while aiming at you
but, met my future husband on my way to the leu!

We just wasn’t meant to be . .

Years went by, and there were some times
I thought about me. . . you, and all
I wondered where life had brought you instead
and I even wrote a poem about Paul. . .

Cause, we are!


Copyright 2007
Kimmy Van Kooten

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Reviewed by Deborah Munson (Reader) 4/15/2008
Loved it! Absolutely a fine and entertaining poem. I'm counting on your words that no matter how hard we try -- true love will find us. Cheers! Deborah
Reviewed by Bernice Lakota 4/10/2008
This is very beautiful Kimmy!!!!!
Reviewed by Edwin Hurdle 10/12/2007
Paul is very lucky to have someone as special as you are.That was indeed a beautiful poem.Life can be unpredictable sometimes.We never know what the future may bring.

Reviewed by Southern Comfort 10/2/2007
You are truly DELIGHTFUL! I adore yore talent and style! HUGS! SC
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 8/18/2007
Lovely tribute to your Paul!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Tamara Perlin (Reader) 8/17/2007
Aaaaaw!!! This is sooo cute! I'm sure Paul loved it! Love you guys, see you Sunday...
Love, Mara
Reviewed by David Young 8/17/2007
The glow of poetry it shows in your Artmosphere.
Reviewed by Karen Palumbo 8/16/2007
This is so genuinely adorable! Strange how God carves out paths for us, isn,t it?? I traveled three thousand miles, from New York to California with seven year old in tow. Found an apartment, settled in, my son met Robert just a few doors down. My son introduced me to his new California friend, Robert. Robert is a homegrown Brooklyn boy!! So I traveled three thousand miles to meet my second husband who lived thirty five miles away from me, my entire life. See, God really does work wonders.....

Be safe,
Reviewed by Denise Contreras 8/16/2007
Shows how God brings the right person into our life.
Thanks for this.
Hugs Angela
Reviewed by Larry Lounsbury 8/16/2007
Oh how time brings us to our romantic journeys infinite thread, while former interactions float on by to their own destination. Enjoyed
Reviewed by LadyJtalks LadyJzTalkZone (Reader) 8/16/2007
wonderful drive down a memory lane. so cute. and there was song a few years back that really sums it up "some of God's greatest gifts are unanswered prayers". Lady J
Reviewed by E T Waldron 8/16/2007
Now that is a poem Paul is sure to enjoy, as did I. Unique and loving!

Reviewed by George Thompson 8/16/2007
Love didn't go wrong; it steered you in the right direction. Hunky man and you are very lucky. Thanks for penning this poem.

Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 8/16/2007

Lucky Paul, lucky you for having Paul in your life! Daily inspiration, love and compassion shine in your words: well done.

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by richard cederberg 8/16/2007
Yup KVK ... it's a blessing to love and to be loved, and to be able to poetize what you feel. Paul is blessed - you are blessed - and I was blessed reading this. Thanks Kimmy friend! Yur bud ...
Reviewed by Dale Clark 8/16/2007
Very romantic and not everyone is blessed
to find the right one.
Reviewed by Georg Mateos 8/16/2007
Thanks for sharing a few moments of your life, and to show that some have found the happiness they deserve.
I bet Paul is as proud as a peacock showing its iridescent tail.
Reviewed by Joyce Bowling 8/16/2007
How wonderful Kimmy, you are right...I too had dated several people, whom I thought was THE ONE...while the entire time my future husband was there, my brother's biggest buddy, and a good friend to me...I would've never imagined my life with a husband that is! He often ask me to go out with him, I laughed and said no! Ironically our first date I asked him out because I had broken up with my boyfriend and had no date for the weekend, the rest was history....twenty eight years later we're still holding on...boy I'm glad that I broke up with the other guy all those years ago...he turned out to be a real jerk! But true love prevailed...loved this my friend, also allowed me to take a gentle stroll down memory lane...
Joyce B.
Reviewed by Lynn Barry 8/16/2007
This loverly...HUGS
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 8/16/2007
So sweet and personal. What a handsome guy!

Reviewed by Felix Perry 8/16/2007
I am sure Paul will appreciate the trials you went through to find your way to him...lovely humour from the heart.

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