Beautiful Stranger

This poem is dedicated to all random beautiful strangers I've met in my life. I wish I could've made friends with you and get to know you better.

You catch me the moment I get on the ride

Gets me wonder what's the price of saying hello?

Will it cost me my pride?

Will it make me seem shallow?

Someone so lovely among faded six odd billions.

I can feel you glancing at me --or is it only my imagination?

Say something quickly before the train reach its destination.

But I'm caught up in an unholy intervention.

As far as the eyes matter, you're everything I'm looking for.

But since fate deter, I guess I need chance one more.

If only I have the courage.

If only destiny is gentler to me.

If only the time permits.

But if-onlies were just they are.

But the train stops, its doors close.

The unreality cuts.

If-only remains what it is.

You're going back to your life, and I, to mine.

The True Story: New York Subway Romance

A modern-day love story of a man spotting the girl of his dreams across a New York subway train and tracking her down over the Internet has failed to have a fairytale ending with the relationship over.

For Web designer Patrick Moberg, then 21, from Brooklyn, it was love at first sight when he spotted a woman on a Manhattan train last November. But he lost her in the crowd so he set up a website with a sketch to find her -- www.nygirlofmydreams.com.

Unbelievably in a city of 8 million people, it only took Moberg 48 hours to track down the woman, with his phone ringing non-stop and email box overflowing as usually cynical New Yorkers took sympathy on the subway Romeo and joined his hunt.

The mysterious brunette was named as Camille Hayton, from Melbourne, Australia, who was working as an intern at the magazine BlackBook and also lived in Brooklyn. One of her friends spotted the sketched picture on the Web site and recognized her.

Source: Belinda Goldsmith, Reuters.

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