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~~~ Rememember When ....?~~~

Updated on November 5, 2014
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~ Remember When He Made You Feel Beautiful? ~


A few lyrical lines about a woman who has just received the news about the death of her first boyfriend, then stumbles upon her gilded photograph amongst the personal effects of his glove compartment.



Coasting drunk trolley down a wined market aisle,

Yet no one turns round for your sweet sexy smile;

Age overtook, like a cruel reiving rook,

Now you're sparring with time's no-good thieving old crook.



Fumbling a dime for your gone Jukebox hero;

Committed no crime in a town so sub-zero.

Sailing for dreams with your fountain-pen honed,

Metal udder, your rudder, destination unknown.



Middle-class white girl who sought for her prince,

Now your hair's purple rinse, home surrounded by chintz;

With a well-tailored lawn, hubby turned to a fawn,

Home-boy's falling apart as he's gorging your Quorn.



Now where did slick go, rebel you couldn't bag,

Is he smoking a fag; still ride leather-clad?

Swain kicked up the dust when he moved like a gust,

Cruising who knows now where, hard man without a care.



Does your vacancy still wait in his dark Trans-Am chair,

Would he take you up there to a place you don't dare,

If you left well behind all the toil and the grind,

Of a secondary life playing mother to strife?



Yet the glint in your eye, no, will never say die,

And the throb in your heart is still playing its part

At the sound of that name and his bronze-mounted frame,

Packing twin fists of steel, aye, true kisses unreal,

Amidst shudders and squeal when he made you his meal,

As he crashed you through oceans your body could feel.



Bereaved autumn sighs knew the end that was nigh,

For a true-hearted man who could fly;

Though he made baby cry like a new April sky,

For he rode t'ward his sunset ne'er saying goodbye.



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" What creature beeth woman but a fluttering Harte,

Which dost throb in quiescence of man's innermost part?

Pray, what boasteth madame if not work of Thine art,

Whose true vanishing point is her lover's daubed heart?

Yea, Jerusalem eyne bridle Romanesque bow,

Lo, Victorian walnuts mount Narnia snow;

Whereth moondusted crowlights greet dawn's broken tinge,

That caress gentle flecks from her sunlit crowned fringe."

FIN

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      cynamans 2 years ago from Washington DC

      Great poem. Voted up and interesting.

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      Jamie Lee Hamann 2 years ago from Reno NV

      Beautiful Romeos Quill. Some very memorable lines with an incredible extra at the end. Thank you for your poetry. Jamie

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      Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

      Oh, Romeos, Romeos, this is brilliant and so full of insight as to, unfortunately, the reality of life for far too many women ... You must truly be a great listener to all the women in your life to have such keen insight such as this you have written here. I have read it about three times so far and your words are powerful and memorable indeed.

      Up ++++ tweeting, pinning, G+ and sharing

      Oh, I have always loved Dire Straits ... great choice!

      Hugs to you across the waves.

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      Mary Craig 2 years ago from New York

      Absolutely beautiful and so contemplative. How many lost loves are mourned for a lifetime? We'll done dear Bard.

      Voted up, awesome, and beautiful.

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 2 years ago from The Caribbean

      "A true-hearted man who could fly"--I miss him too. Thank God for the memories. Beautiful lines!

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      Romeos Quill 2 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

      Thank you cynamans for stopping by and for your your kind remarks.

      Best Wishes;

      R.Q.

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      Romeos Quill 2 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

      Thanks for coming by Jamie and for your generous commentary.

      It pains me a little when a woman feels less than that which she actually is, especially by her spouse who is supposed to cherish her, leading her towards looking for affirmation from her past or dangerously seeking new romance because she feels taken for granted, undervalued or dismissed by the very people who should be realistically lifting her up.

      Have a good week and all the best to you and your family.

      R.Q.

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      Romeos Quill 2 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

      Hi Faith;

      I hope you had a good week and the weekend has been kind to you so far.

      I try to listen to women as the knowledge gained can only lead towards increasing their happiness and by extension, increased happiness for their fiance' or husband.

      The physical age thing seems to be a massive deal for a woman and have noticed that some ladies are very hard on themselves when it comes to self-image either because of a throwaway remark someone made or because they have, or have been left with low self-esteem.

      Physical aging obviously overtakes us all eventually ( although some are fortunate to remain beautiful/handsome right into old age e.g. Sarah - Abraham's wife in the Good Book ).

      Personally, I think the most attractive traits in a woman are faithfulness and honesty - physical attraction plays a part, sure, but only a minor part. The problem I think some men run into is trying to go for that beautiful woman with no character or personality who are too busy giving their mirror a love bite and are loving themselves enough for the pair of them, so not giving him a chance to begin with.

      I truly wish that all women could be happy all the time, especially Christian women, and that they are made to feel like a real woman by their partners and never lose that initial buzz and excitement which drew them together in the first place.

      Glad you liked the music - love Mark Knopfler's guitaring; such a great band.

      Thank you for your uplifting words Faith and your remarkable generosity of Spirit and for sharing.

      With Warm Regards;

      R.Q.

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      Romeos Quill 2 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

      A ' hygge ' visit from the fun, sensitive and witty Tillson Titan is always welcome so thank you for coming by for a read.

      Too many lost loves mourned for a lifetime for some folk dear Mary, as you've questioned; their memories will always be precious and the future will surely forgive us for not recovering from their intimacy.

      Thank you for your wonderful and encouraging words.

      Enjoy a lovely week ahead;

      Kind Regards;

      R.Q.

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      Romeos Quill 2 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

      Yes indeed MsDora.

      Many thanks for alighting for a while; your Hub article on Solomon was very interesting.

      I hope you are well within yourself and getting the breaks you need.

      Sending you and your mother all my best.

      Take Care;

      R.Q.

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      Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

      Bless you, dear Romeos.

      I appreciate that you have taken great time in responding to my comment in such a lovely manner. Yes, I believe that true beauty comes from within ...our heart. If one's heart is not filled with love and compassion for others, then no matter how physically beautiful we may be on the outside (in the world's view), that is not beauty.

      I am afraid that most women do get into the trap of feeling as though they must be so physically beautiful on the outside to please men or attract a man, they forget to tend to the inside, which matters most, as "beauty is fleeting" ... Be that as it may, God did make men to be attracted (I will use that word...) by sight, initially, and women by touch it seems.

      And I am sure that many men have discovered the hard way, sadly, that just because there is much physical beauty on the outside, there may be plenty of ugliness on the inside.

      It is indeed a blessing beyond measure when a man loves a woman for her whole person, inside and out, and lets her know such. Of course, a woman will know either way. It is very important for a woman to know she is loved just for who she is and nothing else.

      I do love Mark Knopfler's gift of music and his guitar playing. They do have such a unique sound.

      I do hope you are enjoying a lovely Sunday afternoon. It is a beautiful day here.

      (((Hugs))) and blessings always

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      Romeos Quill 2 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

      There's not much I can add to your beautiful and honest words dear Faith except that in regards to the self-image trap that some women may be ambushed by from time to time,it may emanate from fear of losing the exclusive attentions of their partner, and that particular fear relies/preys upon them for its survival - banishing the fear to increase that self-esteem might be the way to go.

      Happy to hear that you are enjoying clement whether where you are and it's not too bad here either for early November.

      Thank you, always, for your thoughtful words and for making me want to be a better man.

      R.Q.

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      Romeos Quill 2 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

      Typo ' weather '

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      Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

      Thank you, dear Romeos.

      I have no doubts whatsoever that you have any problem in the area of making a woman feel beautiful and loved.

      (((Hugs)))

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      Ann Carr 2 years ago from SW England

      Bitter sweet. We all look back at some loved and lost. All the 'what-ifs'! Wonderful poem with so many emotions.

      Another great one, R.Q!

      Ann

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      Nell Rose 2 years ago from England

      Lost loves, whether they be gone or moved on, we remember them well, I loved this Romeos! And I just read your bio, and i am trying desperately to figure out if your name is an anagram of something else! LOL!

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      Romeos Quill 2 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

      Lol! Thank you for dropping over for a quick read, and as far as I know there's no naughty anagrams:)

      Thanks a million;

      Best Wishes;

      R.Q.

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      Romeos Quill 2 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

      Much appreciated Ann and you're right, there's quite a lot of mental gymnastics going on in there.

      I hope those heavy winds reported on the radio aren't hitting you down in the south;

      Take Care;

      R.Q.

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      Ann Carr 2 years ago from SW England

      We're fine, thanks. This area often misses the worst, thank goodness!

      Hope you have a great weekend!

      Ann

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      Shannon 2 years ago from Texas

      Very interesting, Romeo. I have had this tab up in the browser of my phone for months now. Glad it did not get lost as I awaited enough leisure time to enjoy HP.

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      Romeos Quill 2 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

      Good morning shanmarie ( I guess it's evening now where you reside ).

      Thank you for taking time to come over for a read and I hope you are well within yourself.

      You're a good woman and I'll wager a brilliant mom as well.

      Enjoy the rest of your weekend;

      Bonsoir;

      R.Q.

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