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Because I Could Not Stop for Love

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bboog
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Because I could not stop for love
She continued on her way
The van she rode in went on by
I didn't see which way.

Five more years came and went
And I began to worry now.
Would Love ever stop for me?
And if she did so, how?

I'd moved away where I had lived.
My high school friends were gone.
It was late one Sunday afternoon when
I was mowing my front lawn.

A van stopped short; a young woman hollered,
"Do you know a street named Wilde?"
I think her eyes were almond-shaped.
Twas something magic when she smiled.

Since then it's been a decade and
We're blessed with two sons- six and eight.
Still I wonder did Love really lose her way?
Or was she just waiting for me to wait?





[This message has been edited by bboog (edited 03-06-2000).]
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JamesMichael
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1 posted 03-06-2000 04:11 AM       View Profile for JamesMichael   Email JamesMichael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JamesMichael

Nice writing bboog.  It looks like in your case love came when you least expected it. James
Marge Tindal
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2 posted 03-06-2000 06:57 AM       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

BB~
I like this .....  

'And I wonder did Love really lose her way?
Or was she waiting for me to wait?'

Sometimes we just gotta stand still !
~*Marge*~




 ~*The pen of the poet never runs out of ink, as long as we breathe.*~
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hoot_owl_rn
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3 posted 03-06-2000 10:36 AM       View Profile for hoot_owl_rn   Email hoot_owl_rn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit hoot_owl_rn's Home Page   View IP for hoot_owl_rn

I can see someone is an Emily Dickinson fan  

Corinne
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4 posted 03-06-2000 10:42 AM       View Profile for Corinne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Corinne

Sounds like love was already there, my friend.

Corinne
bboog
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5 posted 03-06-2000 12:27 PM       View Profile for bboog   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit bboog's Home Page   View IP for bboog

To Jmlee, Marge, Hoot_Owl and Corinne: thank you and warm wishes.
This poem is what i call an "art-poem". Kind of like rap music where the musician takes a guitar riff or chord from another work and makes an entirely new one from it. As Hoot_Owl correctly noted, Emily Dickinson is the original artist. People either like them or hate them. I wrote one called Stopping by a Corner (On a Hot Afternoon) and posted it in the Critical Analysis corner, and you should read some of the posts!
Anyway, thank you for taking your time to read it!
bboog
Denise
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6 posted 03-06-2000 08:56 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

This is great! I also thought of Emily Dickinson when I read this! Great thoughts in this, bboog!

Denise
 
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