There's A Woman In The Picture Somewhere

Merle Haggard
Merle Haggard
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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.



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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

Michael


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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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