Small Town Love

Two crazy teenagers

They swore they were in love

High school days

Fun time and love’s joy

They would run through the park

To the river and they’d stay until dark

And then they kissed

Under the apple trees

Their parents sighed

And rolled their eyes

He was a small town boy

Content to be so

He had his ideas

Of being a business man

Never having to leave the town he loved so

She was a real beauty

And even though she loved him

This girl had stars in her eyes

And with every movie they saw

She could hear Hollywood calling

But he’d whisper in her ear

And call her dear

And tell her to stay with him

That the bright lights

Could be unkind

And here with him

Everything would be just fine

That last summer

With high school behind them

They could be seen

Playing in the park

Swimming down by the river

Stealing kisses in the shade

Two young and happy people

With the whole wide world

Spread out before them

And he held her

And he swore his love

Telling her about his plans

They all had to do with his town

Even university and beyond

She would listen

But he could tell

That up above in the sky

The stars seemed much brighter

So much more enticing

Than a love-sick small town boy

And his dreams

It was in the fall

As he went off to study

That she quietly slipped away

And he ached day after day

He waited for a call

He waited for a letter

And he wondered if she was now feeling better

It was in the spring

As the last snows were melting away

And the spring birds began to sing

When he was wondering

How to get through the coming summer

When everything would remind him

Of their last summer together

When the letter came

It simply said

That star aren’t as bright

The world isn’t as great

If you are not beside me

I love you and can’t make it without you

Meet me in the park

The town’s people

Thought they were seeing things

As two wild people went dancing all over the park

Even the river didn’t seem too cold

It was spring and their love began anew

And the town would look upon them with joy

As their children grew

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wetnosedogs 3 years ago from Alabama

Aw, glad the girl realized where her true love was.

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Romeos Quill 3 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

What a lovely story, with it's emphasis on sharing the good things, so intrinsically necessary for one's own happiness...... don't you just love happy endings? Sharing :)

Yours Sincerely,


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billybuc 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

Boy meets girl, boy falls in love with girl, love is the most powerful force on earth.


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dreamseeker2 3 years ago

Awesome poem and love story, Gypsy! : ) Voted it up and accordingly!!

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Docmo 3 years ago from UK

What a sweet sweet love story, Gypsy, I love the simplicity of a life that realises love makes stars shine bright ...wonderful.

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old albion 3 years ago from Lancashire. England.

Hi Rasma. A really nice hub today and with the right ending. I have to say you had me wondering.


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manatita44 3 years ago from london

Cute. Full of sentiments. I like rivers. They give me only happy memories.

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kashmir56 3 years ago from Massachusetts

Thanks for this beautiful read my friend !

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Jackie Lynnley 3 years ago from The Beautiful South

You always get all my votes, you just cannot write a bad poem, I love them all. So glad she came home. ^

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jhamann 3 years ago from Reno NV

Beautiful and well written Gypsy. Thank you for sharing. Jamie

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ImKarn23 3 years ago

wow. Goosebumps!

she is a very lucky that he was still waiting when she decided to come back!

Beautiful tale of love, my friend.

As always!


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Vinaya Ghimire 3 years ago from Nepal

Small town love does not always have happy endings. I'm glad this one has.

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BlossomSB 3 years ago from Victoria, Australia

Such a lovely story-in-a-poem. Sometimes we need to go away to appreciate what we have. She was so lucky that he waited.

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Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

Smart girl wetnosedogs.

Glad you enjoyed this Romeos Quill and thanks for the share.

Yes, Bill love is a very powerful force.

Glad you enjoyed this Gwen and thanks for the share.

Glad you enjoyed this Docmo.

No wondering Graham love always conquers.

Rivers relax us and give us thoughts to ponder manatita.

Glad you enjoyed this Kashmir.

The girl has got her head on her shoulders thanks for the vote Jackie.

Glad you enjoyed this Jamie.

Nice to hear from you Leslie and yes, glad the girl realized before it was too late. Thanks for the share.

True Vinaya small town love can end in different ways.

So right Blossom sometimes being apart makes us realize what we can loose.

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Genna East 3 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

Simply beautful!

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Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

Glad you enjoyed this Genna.

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thost 3 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

Thank you Gypsy, this is very nice work.

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Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

Glad you enjoyed this Thost.

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