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Am I Too Late

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hoot_owl_rn
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0 posted 02-07-2000 10:45 AM       View Profile for hoot_owl_rn   Email hoot_owl_rn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit hoot_owl_rn's Home Page   View IP for hoot_owl_rn

(Please excuse the irregularities in rhythm and rhyme in this...it was not written as a poem, but rather as a song and at the present time is being set to music)

Am I Too Late

Iíve traveled far and long
Through miles of winding roads
Loneliness my companion
Though Iíve never been alone
Here within my heart youíve been
Within my dreams and mind
Each step Iím getting closer
To the love I hope to find

Every road, it leads me closer
To where you stand in wait
I know it seems forever
But I pray Iím not too late

Babe, Iím growing weary
Itís a hard life Iíve been through
And every day that passes
Brings me one day nearer you
Each mile, each step, I travel
Makes me want you even more
Why was I too blind to see
I needed you before

Every road it leads me closer
To where you stand in wait
I know it seems forever
But I pray Iím not too late

The moment that Iíve waited for
Has now arrived at last
Will you be there waiting
After all this time has passed
The dust has finally settled
And my eyes can clearly see
There ahead, up in the distance
You running straight towards me

Every road has lead me closer
And now you stand in wait
Babe, I know itís been forever
But Iím glad Iím not too late

Yes, Iím glad Itís not too late



†Have you ever noticed
That the words...
"Goodbye"
"I'm sorry"
"I love you"
Are so easy to pronounce
...Yet so hard to say
~Javan




[This message has been edited by hoot_owl_rn (edited 02-07-2000).]
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Corazon
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1 posted 02-07-2000 10:55 AM       View Profile for Corazon   Email Corazon   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Corazon

nope not too late at all, simply beautiful  
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2 posted 02-07-2000 10:56 AM       View Profile for SEA   Email SEA   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for SEA

Hoot~ I can hear the song! This is beautiful!!!! I can hear someone like Wynona Judd singing this. This, I think, is my favorite of your's. Though it is hard because I really like all of your poems!   -SEA
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3 posted 02-07-2000 11:00 AM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

I guess everyone can put a tune in their head for this one, mine wasn't country though. Excellent Ruth, we'd sure like to hear the finished product!

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When you can't make up your mind
Which way is right for you,
Stop and softly ask yourself,
What Would Jesus Do?
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4 posted 02-07-2000 11:30 AM       View Profile for vandana   Email vandana   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for vandana

Lovely poem.I like this a lot.
Elizabeth Santos
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Let's see, Jewel, Clapton, Andrea, Julio,... well, whoever, would you please send me a copy?
Very beautiful, Hoot
Liz
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Elizabeth...I wish I could claim fame that some well known music artist had bought this for their record lable, but since I only wrote it yesterday...anyway a good friend who also happens to be a talented musician and also loves my poetry asked if I'd ever consider writing a song....he issued a sort of challange that if I wrote the words, he'd do the music and is well on his way to having it done. When I read it, I see it as a country song, Lord only knows what he'll come up with, but I am most anxious to see the result.
I think I'll record it and post it as a link or something from announcements when it's done.
Corazon, Whtdove, Sea and vandana...thank you all  

[This message has been edited by hoot_owl_rn (edited 02-07-2000).]
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7 posted 02-07-2000 12:25 PM       View Profile for LngJhnAg   Email LngJhnAg   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LngJhnAg

Ruth - whatta yamean this doesn't flow?  It is terrific!  I sailed right through it and enjoyed it very much.  Great job, lil lady.
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8 posted 02-07-2000 12:50 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

I agree! I thought it flowed beautifully! Another well done, Ruth! Can't wait to hear the music!!

Denise
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You already know how i feel about this song
You can never be to late
Beautiful
Hugs and Love

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10 posted 02-07-2000 01:00 PM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

Beautiful, Hoot!!! (and yup... country! *G*)
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11 posted 02-07-2000 02:13 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

A lovely song I hear, and the lyrics are magical.
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I can hear this one being put to music Ruth...it's beautiful to say the least!!!!

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13 posted 02-07-2000 02:47 PM       View Profile for Dark Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dark Angel

Ruth, this is a beautiful song, I can hear this one loud and clear!!!
Well Done !!  

 What comes from the heart goes to the heart.
Samuel Coleridge


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hehe I was over here singing this, just glad no one is home to look at me like I was strange or something (you know my usual self LoL)...I love every word of it Ruth, it is great!

 Just be glad I'm not your child! *evil grin*

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I can't wait to hear this set to music!!
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It has all the makings of a great song. I wish it, and you, the best. Who knows?  
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Hey hoot get him to put it on mp3 I'd love to hear!! it besides then you can put it on FarmClub and maybe get a deal... like who really knows? My son has on there now!

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I've not wasted one drop of ink
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Lady Hoot:  Ditto to all the above.  Music is my life... I'm not a musician, but I've worked at a public station for the past 12 years.  Would love to hear how this one works out.  And from a pure read your words sounded wonderful... nice story. I can hear country... blues... ballad.  Like I said... would like to hear the finished product.  My best to you and yours.
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My wish for this is simple and clear...I want to hear you sing it.  Its to good to allow anyone but you sing it  

 There are two kinds of pedestrians...the quick and the dead. Drive it like you stole it.

hoot_owl_rn
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Wow...thank you all for the overwhelming Possitve response to this one. I can't wait to hear it either. I'll try to get it online somehow so everyone can hear what it sounds like.

David...I'm not sure even you would want to hear me singing  
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21 posted 02-07-2000 10:58 PM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal

Ruth-
It is really, really good.  I've been singing it for the last 12 minutes ...
tried it several different styles.
I've come up with a
Mary Chapin-Carpenter/Joe Diffie duo.
(if you've ever heard them do 'If I was not the first, just say I'll be the last.  It's too much to expect, but it's not too much to ask.'  Then you'll know just what I'm talking about.)

Well, think about it !
It's terrific, Ruth.
Love ~*Marge*~



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22 posted 02-07-2000 11:03 PM       View Profile for Sally S.   Email Sally S.   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sally S.

Being a bit of a singer myself, I too, heard this song in a country style.  You never know though, could be a lovely pop ballad!  
Nice work, Ruth.
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23 posted 02-07-2000 11:37 PM       View Profile for Gemini   Email Gemini   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Gemini

Hoot, this is a beautiful one and can almost hear the music.
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24 posted 02-26-2000 07:45 PM       View Profile for Lost Dreamer   Email Lost Dreamer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lost Dreamer

Ruth, This has got a grasp like no other, I read it as a poem first, then went back and sang it, I picked up a country beat as I did so I'd say country on it to. I can't wait till you get a copy so you can share it, I know it will be fabulous.
 
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