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Sun Feb 23, 2020, 11:07 PM

I Found You

I turned this poem into a country song. My husband passed away and I moved back to New Jersey from Tennessee. (There are quite a few poems/songs about my husband, and thatís a long, sad story, but this is about my current life partner.) Thereís no hidden meaning. It pretty much tells our story, except I never went to a fortune teller. That part is poetic justice. By the way, this wonderful man has asked me to marry him 3 times. I have two rings, which I wear. He didnít bother buying a third. But the song made him cry. (In a good way.)

Those Tennessee skies looked mighty blue
Iím my rear view mirror that day
Over 900 miles of highway driving
To try to make my get-away

Fortune teller said Iíd find my
True love in just a few
I laughed because I wasnít looking
But somehow I saw you

I told my girlfriends not to bother
Trying to Set up a blind date
If some poor fellow was really that smitten
Heíd be in for a mighty long wait

Didnít want those dating apps
Or even a candlelight dinner for two
Just searching for some peace and quiet
But somehow I found you

You volunteered to paint my room
And help me to unpack
You even bought me dinner
But expected nothing back

Didnít know that men existed
Who are gentle, caring and true
Alarming that thereís no Price Charming
But I found a prince in you

I still cant take that great big step
Not ready to say I do
But every time I lose my way
I turn around and thereís you

That Jersey sunshine speckles the ocean
Like stars twinkling on the blue
And I never thought Iíd see such beauty
Then turn around and I see you

You took a broken, fragile heart
And nurtured it back to new
You said you knew it from the start
But Iím so, so grateful that I found you.

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Response to Tucker08087 (Original post)

Mon Feb 24, 2020, 12:08 AM

1. Got me a little teary too.

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Response to emmaverybo (Reply #1)

Mon Feb 24, 2020, 01:19 PM

2. I guess that's a good thing.

I wasnít sure if the details were so specific to our story that maybe it would not be relatable to others, so I appreciate the feedback and Iím glad you felt it.

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Response to Tucker08087 (Reply #2)

Mon Feb 24, 2020, 01:23 PM

3. A universal quality, nice imagery, and a mature theme--finding love after twists and turns in the

story and hesitating. So the next song might let us know the decision.

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