Missing and Loving Her

There was a time

When he could be convinced

That love was everything

His first love in grade school

A pretty blue eyed girl

With a strawberry red smile

It near broke his little heart in two

The day her family moved away

Then it was time for his pals

Toads and warts

Frogs and ponds

Climbing trees and playing ball

Round came high school

He was quite a sullen guy

But the girls all sighed over him

Sort of like Elvis with a swagger

Like the Fonz in a leather jacket

Cool he was

But no fool

The girl he choose

Was the one who didn’t oogle over him

She was his complete opposite

And therefore she stole his heart away

Teen years

Flew by

Their love just grew and grew

She was the smart one

He chose to open a garage

When she went away to college

He got down to work

Day in and day out

A job that tied him up

And gave back that sullenness

Then she stopped coming back

On holidays, vacations and such

Her family moved on

And by and by

They fell out of touch

In anger he went to tell her

That he wasn’t beneath her

That love was all that mattered

But she just turned and walked away

How often he thought

If only he’d done it differently

If only he’d told her

That no matter what he’d be waiting

Should she find the love in her heart

Trapped as he was in his garage

Feeling like such a grease monkey

He longed so much for her love

Then he began sending cards and flowers

The third time they didn’t get returned

By the fourth time

She was by his side

Telling him she loved him only

And suddenly everything he touched

Seemed to turn to gold

On their wedding day

There were two garages

And baby made three

© 2014 Gypsy Rose Lee

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manatita44 2 years ago from london

Pretty interesting story with a little intriguing twist. Great flowers.


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AudreyHowitt 2 years ago from California

You so know how to tell a love story!!!


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jhamann 2 years ago from Reno NV

I like how every thing he touched turned to gold when they were together. It reminds me of my marriage. Thank you Gypsy.


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travmaj 2 years ago from australia

Ohhhhh - you take us on such a journey but love wins out. Absence really did make the heart fonder. A happy ending. (sigh)


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always exploring 2 years ago from Southern Illinois

Never ever give up. Beautiful love story..


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Jodah 2 years ago from Queensland Australia

Very nice love story in a poem Gypsy. I enjoyed it.


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Eiddwen 2 years ago from Wales

What a truly wonderful love story sis. Told as only you can and lots of love from Wales.

Eddy.


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BlossomSB 2 years ago from Victoria, Australia

What a lovely story - I really enjoy happy ending. A sweet poem.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 2 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

Hope you're all having a great Sunday

Glad you enjoyed this Manatita

Glad you enjoyed this Audrey

How wonderful to have a marriage like that Jamie

So very true absence usually does make the heart grow fonder travmaj.

Glad you enjoyed this Ruby

Glad you enjoyed this Jodah

Glad you enjoyed this Eddy. Hugs to you.

Happy endings are the best Blossom.


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Genna East 2 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

I agree with Audrey...you really do know how to tell a love story. :-)


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Gypsy Rose Lee 2 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

Thank you Genna. Glad you enjoyed this.

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