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Fred Hobbs
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0 posted 06-16-99 04:22 PM       View Profile for Fred Hobbs   Email Fred Hobbs   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit Fred Hobbs's Home Page   View IP for Fred Hobbs

If Only

If only I could know you
I’ve watched you now so long
If only I could know your name
And know your favorite song

If only I could know you
I see you every day
But any time you look at me
I turn and look away

I wonder if you’ve noticed me
I try hard not to stare
But even if you’ve seen my face
You’ll never see I care

If only I could know you
And you in turn know me
I wonder if there’d be a chance
That you and I could be

If only I could walk right up
And talk to you a while
To say hello and hear your voice
And see what makes you smile

But if that day should ever come
You’ll think it so absurd
That this poor impassioned poet
Is so failed by spoken word

sandman (a repost)


© Copyright 1999 Fred Hobbs - All Rights Reserved
Nan
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1 posted 06-16-99 04:35 PM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

Um....... Charlie "Hobbs" Brown...
That's it
Leigh Anne
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since 06-15-99
Posts 49
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2 posted 06-16-99 05:04 PM       View Profile for Leigh Anne   Email Leigh Anne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Leigh Anne's Home Page   View IP for Leigh Anne

That was so passionate, i loved it! Please post more soon! Can't wait to read them!
Balladeer
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3 posted 06-16-99 05:13 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Well done, Fred. My humble offering on the same topic....


If I had only spoken
As I saw her walk my way
Or gave some kind of token
There were things I had to say...

Perhaps she would have smiled at me
Or stopped to say hello
And felt love burn inside of me
Or seen my face aglow.

If I had only said one word,
Some phrase or clever line
From some past anecdote I'd heard
I knew she would be mine

But I couldn't even mutter
One small thing, for heaven's sake!
My throat could only stutter
And my knees would only shake.

And, before I could overcome it,
Before I could beg her stay,
My imaginary love
Calmly turned and walked away.

If I had only spoken...
But I didn't and the pain
Of lonliness unbroken
Will forevermore remain.
Miss Behavin'
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4 posted 06-16-99 05:32 PM       View Profile for Miss Behavin'   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Miss Behavin'

BUT GENTLEMEN..... I JUST DON'T UNDERSTAND WHY IT IS THAT YOU'RE BOTH SO TONGUE-TIED !!
Balladeer
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5 posted 06-17-99 05:02 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Fred...my previous comment contained only half of the poem. Here's the other half....

If I had only kept my lips shut,
Tongue against my cheek,
I'd still today be in the chips, but
I just had to speak!

If I had not gone and asserted
Personality
Into those dreaded words I blurted
I would still be free!

But, no! The pleasure of the hunt
And easy conquest of the weak
Took my foolish fancy by the hand
And forced my lips to speak.

Romeo now heads the PTA
And coaches baseball teams.
He never thinks of days gone by
Except, at night, in dreams.

If reincarnation does exist
At the base of Mankind's root,
Then the only prayer I have is this:
"Lord, let me come back mute!"


Fred Hobbs
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6 posted 06-17-99 08:06 PM       View Profile for Fred Hobbs   Email Fred Hobbs   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Fred Hobbs's Home Page   View IP for Fred Hobbs

Thanks everyone for the positive comments!

Balladeer, As all of them have been, your poem is great. I'm honored by the response.
sandman
ac
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7 posted 06-17-99 10:32 PM       View Profile for ac   Email ac   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for ac

Amazing...both of you...
ac
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8 posted 06-17-99 10:34 PM       View Profile for ac   Email ac   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for ac

...if only i could be as tongue-tied as either of you...

[This message has been edited by ac (edited 06-17-99).]
Poet deVine
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9 posted 06-17-99 10:36 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Great men have great voices holding great talent! This is a lovely poem, Fred! You must untie that tongue - the lady is probably just as shy!
Augchic711
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10 posted 06-18-99 01:44 AM       View Profile for Augchic711   Email Augchic711   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Augchic711

You are soooo talented fred!!! I cherish your comments to my poetry spoken from such a wonderful poet! Thank you for everything you have entirely given me a great outlook and i understand how your tongue-tied my boyfriend and i share that problem!

*******aughchic711*******
elvira
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11 posted 07-21-99 08:56 PM       View Profile for elvira   Email elvira   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for elvira

sandman, i believe everyone dreams of a secret admirer such as you portrayed in your lovely poem

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If I had my mouth I would bite. If I had my liberty I would do my liking. In the mean time, let me be that I am, and seek not to alter me. ~~~Shakespeare~~~

 
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