There's A Woman In The Picture Somewhere

Merle Haggard
Merle Haggard

A Country Song

April Poetry Month Poem 21

There's a stranger in a bar room

looking lonesome

No one knows from where he came

or why he's there

But 5 will get you 10

There is heartache where he's been

There's A Woman In The Picture Somewhere


There's a table with a set-up for a party

They are laughing at a funny little clown

His act would win a prize

but there's sadness in his eyes

There's A Woman In The Picture Somewhere


The mirror at the bar tells the story

I have lived each performance I see

It takes a lonely man to know another

Each man a reflection of me


Empty bottles, empty glasses all around me

And the juke box softly playing Born To Lose

Empty eyes so hard and cold

Is the mirror of my soul

There's A Woman In The Picture Somewhere

©adavis-cwbrewer: Recorded in Nashville 1973.

Born To Lose

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cleaner3 4 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

Ann, I actually could hear this song in my head WOW, you are a talent my lovely. I would not expect nothing less.

Love ya


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anndavis25 4 years ago from Clearwater, Fl. Author

Hi Michael, you are the first to comment. Loyal, you are. This song was recorded. The guy was a double for Jim Reeves. It played for a while, but didn't make it big. I enjoyed my song writing phase. Met a lot of interesting people.

I am going to get to your stories today. I am way behind answering my mail. I have a lunch date, and I'll get on it this afternoon. My computer was rebellious yesterday, and I have to catch up. Later, Ann

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drbj 4 years ago from south Florida

So soulful and very realistic, Ann. If Johnny Cash were still around, he would have been perfect to record it.

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writer20 4 years ago from Southern Nevada

Great poem as usual from you. Voted up and awesome, Joyce.

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lilyfly 4 years ago from Wasilla, Alaska

Always a treat! You write far above your age... lily

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wetnosedogs 4 years ago from Alabama

This is great! You are almost done then you can dare to relax.

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teaches12345 4 years ago

This sounds like a Johnny Cash song! Enjoyed the poem.

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anndavis25 4 years ago from Clearwater, Fl. Author

teaches, I guess any country artist could do it, but it's not the style anymore. I wrote this a while back.

Wetnose, I can see the finish line. If I relax it might do me in. LOL.

lilyfly, I have fooled you!

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anndavis25 4 years ago from Clearwater, Fl. Author

Thank you Joyce.

drbj...maybe he could have done it...I didn't even think about that. Thanks for stopping by.

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AudreyHowitt 4 years ago from California

This one really does sing itself--really a great job Ann!

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breakfastpop 4 years ago

Reading your work and listening to the song made the perfect combination. Up and awesome.

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kittyjj 4 years ago from San Jose, California

Just beautiful! You've painted a lonely man with words. Only wished his woman was there to replace his loneliness with love. Great work! Voted up and awesome. :)

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anndavis25 4 years ago from Clearwater, Fl. Author

kitty, thank you for the votes, and for the visit.

breakfastpop, thanks for the votes.

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jhamann 4 years ago from Reno NV

"It takes a lonely man to know another" keep up the good work! Jamie

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Sandy Frost 4 years ago from India

Marvellous poem.. It shows that words evoke emotions not less than only visual or verbal interpretations.

Hats off to this hub and voted up. Thank you.

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