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Familiar Stranger

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hoot_owl_rn
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Familiar Stranger

I danced with a stranger tonight
~slowly, under low dimmed lights
his face quite familiar
as was each curve of his body

I danced with a stranger tonight
~close, as the music slowly played
his hips swaying with mine
in a dance danced many times before

I danced with a stranger tonight
~realizing, as I looked at him
after so many years...
I never really knew him at all




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"Nobody has measured, not even poets, how much the heart can hold" ~Zelda Fitzgerald
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Sometimes I feel we can't really know someone until we know them when they're alone. But, then, if we're around when they're alone, they are not alone. So we can never really know them. Am I making any sense at all? (please say yes)
hoot_owl_rn
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Balladeer........yes, I really do think I know what you are saying. People thought my ex-husband was a "great guy" little did they know. It took me a long time to realize I never knew him and he never cared to know me.

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"Nobody has measured, not even poets, how much the heart can hold" ~Zelda Fitzgerald
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hoot: His loss! *S* Like the poem!
Lucie
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4 posted 08-09-99 09:56 PM       View Profile for Lucie   Email Lucie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lucie

I really liked this poem.. it reminds me of my relationship with my ex.. I enjoyed the way you said it.
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5 posted 08-09-99 10:08 PM       View Profile for Christopher   Email Christopher   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Christopher

reminds me of my "ex" too, ...are all "ex's" like that... Maybe, otherwise they wouldn't be "ex's" huh?

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Whats even scarier is when you *think* you know them but discover its charade....Nice work.
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hoot_owl_rn
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Suthern, Lucie, Poetwheel and Christopher....thank you all very much for your comments.

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"Nobody has measured, not even poets, how much the heart can hold" ~Zelda Fitzgerald
Sue
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So familiar, and so beautifully put. I'm sorry, Hoot, that you should know this.
elvira
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you mean there are men who actually dance?
hoot_owl_rn
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Sue...thank you, but although I wouldn't wish my life on my worst enemy and would not want to replay that part of it...I do not regret it for it has made me the person I am and I truly like that person

Elvira...laughs, yes, I have a few, but believe you me, you wouldn't have wanted this one as a dance partner.

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Seymour Tabin
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Hoot_owl_rn, I agree with Balladeer, He's alot of fun but can be serious. You have alot of friends just count the responses.
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Beautiful.

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Severn
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This is really nice, beautifully worded. I do know how you feel. The man I was going to marry hurt me so badly (emotionally) I lost 10kgs and wanted to die - at the tender age of 22! ( Couple of years ago) You're not alone...sadly.
hoot_owl_rn
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Seymore.....what a nice thing to say, thank you

Dragoness...thank you very much

Severn...my heart oges out to you, it is a difficlt thing to go through and something no one should ever have to...I am glad to see you are out of that situation now...God Bless



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"Nobody has measured, not even poets, how much the heart can hold" ~Zelda Fitzgerald
Nan
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Ruth, I recall this from another time and place - both literally and figuratively - I enjoy it even more today, knowing you're well....
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a good piece...I have done that too
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Ditto Nan, just to know you are okay now makes my day.  Catching up on friends earlier work Ruth, don't mind me - I will dust off the shelves
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