Sunday, August 13, 2017

In the shadows


"Penny for them" she said
Wife wanted to know what I was thinking
Wished she hadn't asked me

My mind in the shadows
Of those days when I was young and free
And of young Cindy Lee

Young and brown and smiling
With her dark hair in loops and ringlets
Loving eyes just for me

I loved her that's for sure
But it wasn't written in the stars
Confirmed by father Lee

I got wise quite quickly
So began life's crooked path, but not
With my young Cindy Lee

I wonder if she'd say
If we met walking down the street
"Couldn't you wait for me?"

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27 comments:

  1. I am sure she'd wait for you Old Egg

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  2. yikes! we all have or will have such questions i guess!

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  3. "life's crooked path": Indeed :)

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  4. Sometimes it is just not meant to be! But hopefully the crooked path has other joys along the way.

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  5. I guess there have to be many paths to accommodate unplanned or unsought journeys. You bring wisdom and perspective to a universal question.

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  6. Well, tis better to travel the path even if leads to another road.

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  7. ah, it's so touching. 'Lovely eyes', kindness empower us too. It's no regret, for sure.

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  8. Ah, the ones that got away! They still inspire tender memories.

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  9. The bitter sweet what ifs of life...

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  10. It would have unraveled a number of questions left unanswered!

    Hank

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  11. great minds or is it poetic minds think alike, i scrolled in thinking exactly what Rosemary has already commented

    have a nice Sunday Robin

    much love...

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  12. I'm sure your beautiful words resonated with every reader. Don't we all have that one special love that was unrequited?

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  13. Oh those long lost romances and wondering what if!

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  14. Oh, the might-have-been's....something we ponder at this time of our lives. I love your romantic heart, Robin.

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  15. You may have lost the lovely Cindy Lee but I imagine you have an even lovelier wife. The crooked path is often the best.

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  16. We all have that one who got away. Although now in the age of social media, old loves are making connections again. Never too late.....

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  17. The beauty of this poem adds to the heartbreak

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  18. This teases, a book between those lines. An intriguing tale.

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  19. Bittersweet. We look back and wonder.

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  20. A memory of what was not to be, the beautiful, Cinday Lee.

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    Have a good Monday

    much love...

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  22. Ah, yes, the romances that might have been...

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