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To My Own Mary Martin
by Roger A. Ochs

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You're my own Mary Martin
And I your Ezio
We played the "Overture" on-line
Until I called you.

At the sound of
your ageless voice
I asked
"Dites Moi",
You are such a
"Cock-eyed Optimist"
We shared our
"Twin Soliloquies"
On "Some Enchanted Evening"
We laughed
And said
Some morning
We would have to share
A "Bloody Mary"

Months before
"My Girl Back Home"
Had left me
When I said
"There Is Nothing Like A Dame"
Sarcasm dripped
From my lips

You had
Long left
"Bali Hai"
And sworn
"I'm Gonna Wash
That Man Right
Outta my Hair"

But we found
One another
You told me
"I'm In Love With
A Wonderful Guy"
And I told you
You make me feel
"Younger Than

We shared
"Happy Talk"
With silly
Terms like
"Honey Bun"
And serious chats
Where we explained
What we'd been
"Carefully Taught"
And how we
Thought that
"This Nearly Was Mine"
And how
We were
To find
That our
Was but
A new

Young readers - Please have your parents explain this poem to you. But be glad that even us old farts can be romantic.

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Reviewed by Patricia Boudreau (Reader) 12/10/2002
Memory Lane...On A Clear Day... nice piece !!!
Reviewed by Larry Skahill 12/4/2002
Roger, I had my parents explain it to me and I think it is wonderful.
romance is not dead - you rogue
Reviewed by Janet Caldwell 12/2/2002
I've seen it and I do believe the lady was originally from my neck of the woods. Perfect!

JC xoxoxoxo
Reviewed by Raymond Ratty 12/1/2002
Roger...Your your prose is so gifted, to be able to take different subjects and ideas and put them into literary music like this..You are special.
Reviewed by Theresa Koch 12/1/2002
I loved the picture and the writing!
Reviewed by Tien Avielle (Reader) 12/1/2002
spooky! - very, very spooky!
Reviewed by jing javier 11/30/2002
i fully understand.. =)

very beautiful.
Reviewed by Kate Clifford 11/30/2002
A great display of using titles to do a write!
Reviewed by Kate Clifford 11/30/2002
Charming, lover boy! lol
"A way of getting the answer yes without asking any clear question."-Albert CAmus
Reviewed by Ted Sheridan (Reader) 11/30/2002
This flatulent male remembers. Great
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 11/30/2002
Roger an old "fart"...hehehehehehe
You need miss "Poopy"...
I love this one "Roger the Priest"..writing stuff like this???((((LOL))))
Reviewed by jude forese 11/29/2002
youth is the renewal of perception...
Reviewed by Sage 11/29/2002
What else can I say except simply wonderful
All the best Sage
Reviewed by Katy Walsvik 11/29/2002
Ezio for YOU to say! "Chances Are" it's "Wonderland by Night" and I feel "Wonderful Wonderful" reading this "Unchained Melody" for I, too, have found "The Sound of Music" with "Johnny Angel" He is my "Rhapsody in Blue." I will soon be with him "On The Street Where You Live." I LOVE.... this, Roger. katy. (giggle)
Reviewed by Marilyn Seray 11/29/2002
Oh Roger, this is so romantic I wish I were there!
Reviewed by Alexander Shaumyan (Reader) 11/29/2002
Makes me want to see "South Pacific". Very romantic.
Reviewed by Dens Dreamweaver (Reader) 11/29/2002
What a wonderful poem Roger.. Your romantic side is showing. (smile) Looks good on you.
Reviewed by Daniel McTaggart 11/29/2002
My Mom sings all those old songs. And sometimes my Dad joins in. So don't fret, Roger. Some of us young farts know what you're talking about.
Reviewed by Dee C. 11/29/2002
Was just a wee tot when I heard those tunes...(yeah, Brings back some good memories. There was nothing like the romance back then. What a lovely job you've done here! ~ Dee
Reviewed by E T Waldron 11/29/2002
A great write Ezio Pinza, and I like your south pacific attitude;-)...
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge (Reader) 11/29/2002
I'm glad you can be, and you're only as old as you feel.
Reviewed by na na (Reader) 11/29/2002
Roger thank you for your comment on the challenge poem, and I know that romance can be like this. I guess I am in a romance now, and I know it is a failing one and can never be like this. I will have to break out of thois romance cause it is driving me crazy. It is breaking my heart. I must make a choice between two ladies and I must
choose the one who vows unending love for me. I must do it fo my own sanity. Your friend Bill.
P.S. I guess I was just fool!
Reviewed by Maria Lupinacci 11/29/2002
You are a real romantic, and a gifted poet!

Reviewed by Lady Peg (Reader) 11/29/2002
Roger I remember this one this was so very good. Yes you are a romantic sweetie. A big one at that magnificent this was.
Reviewed by No Longer Member (Reader) 11/29/2002
A Bali Hai mark! I love show tunes

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