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Sunday, February 16, 2014

She Said Yes - new poem "Victoria"

The reading went very well.  There was one poem, however, I didn't include in my earlier post.  Here is the poem I ended my reading set with.
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Victoria
Victoria's ring was made by Sarah DeAngelo.


One day I walked into a store.
I wasn't buying; I was selling my bad poetry.
I left a book and left without much hope.

But I am the luckiest man you will ever meet;
I have had two loving relationships in my life.
And you, Victoria, aren't second; you are now.

What I didn't know is that this shop keeper
and I had things in common. Like,
we had both been looking for belonging.

Your life changed for the better.
And when we met again, you asked if I
would like to "chat about business;" I wasn't sure.

In a follow-up email you mentioned possibly
meeting for a "social thing." So, I
asked you to a movie; I still wasn't sure.

What I didn't know is that this marketing expert
and I had so much in common. Like,
we had both been looking and longing.

Two introverts on a date, yet
we found so much to talk about.
That one night would never be enough.

Neither was it enough when we "happened"
to meet the next evening; sometimes chosen
encounters are better than chance meetings.

What I didn't know is that this intelligent, brown-eyed,
nerdy, funny beauty and I had a lot in common. Like,
we had both been looking for the other.

Now, not only can I tell you that I love you;
I am telling you that I want to marry you.
Victoria, will you marry me?
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