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by Eileen Clemens Granfors
Sunday, October 17, 2010
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He was right there in front of me. (We're about to celebrate our 21st anniversary).
ps--That other woman was his roommate's fiancee. (whew, good thing!)

Hearts broken, we looked across the balconies

Of our facing apartments, each barren in a different way.

He thought, "Whoa, she yells a lot (teenagers in the house, red flag);

She likes country music? And sports! Always with a tennis racket,

A basketball, jogging around.

But she's so routine-oriented.  You could set your clock by her

Comings and goings. And she burns the midnight oil.

I wonder why? But hey, she's blond and kind of cute."

I thought, "Look at that tall man! The red hair!

Oh, he must be married, there's a woman over there.

He cooks on his grill, he drinks a lot of beer.  He plays his music

SO LOUD.  He probably has no ear drums left.

But I see how he watches the stars, and that he talks to people

Just because, and gee, it would be nice to have a friend, someone

Besides the teens I teach and the beloved teens I parent,

Someone who could make my heart do flip flops.

My heart, it's been dead a long, long time."

And he said, "Hello."

And I said, "Hi."

And it wasn't long before we asked,

"Where have you been all my life?

You are not me, but you complete me.

A puzzle piece, whether the first or the last,

Here we are, together. Amazing.




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Reviewed by Z McClure 12/23/2010
I love stories of redemption with their happy endings; especially the true ones...this is a very intimate and full of life poem that made me cheer! Very well done Eileen.


Reviewed by Karen Palumbo 10/18/2010
Sure hope you two have something good plannned for the celebrations!!
Happy Anniversary and may you share many, many more....

Be always safe,
Reviewed by Patrick Granfors 10/18/2010
Sweet fate provided the first turn of our little rubic's cube, a puzzle with endless possibilities and one perfect solution, us. Love, Patrick
Reviewed by D Johnson 10/17/2010
Eileen, a totally stunning write.

Reviewed by Felix Perry 10/17/2010
Agreat story and a great life lesson...we don't have to be the same to love each other...
Reviewed by Christine Tsen 10/17/2010
Disarmingly enchanting and sweet ~
A touch of perfection within the folds of life.
More pictures!!! (please)
Best Wishes for a happy anniversary,
Reviewed by Sage Sweetwater 10/17/2010
Such a true to heart poem, Eileen. Here's to 21 more plus a few for your Golden. Patrick is special in so many ways so this is a cherished moment you share here with your readers on AD. Thanks.

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