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Acoustic poem.. The lonely mile

Updated on July 24, 2013
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I am a writer of poetry and fiction. I especially love flash fiction. My name is Ruby, and I live in Southern Illinois. I am a retired R.N.

Last lonely mile

Kate lived in expensive luxury down by the sea

Unfulfilled, unhappy feeling a bleak destiny

Often strolling alone on the lonely beach shore

Aimlessly counting waves like so many times before

Suddenly in the distance she hears a melody

Someone strumming a guitar indiscriminately

Expecting a wild teenage party bash

Remembrance of happier day's surfaced in a flash

Turning toward the music, amazed at his physique

A handsome stranger playing softly and meek

Playing her favorite song, ' This could be the last time '

Mischievously tossing him a single thin dime

He stood, bowed, and asked, " your pleasure Madam ?" flashing a sweet smile

Kate knew instantly her pleasure would be walking her last lonely mile.



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      jaswinder64 5 years ago from Toronto, Canada.

      All pictures are amazing and a wonderful poem.

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      Ruchira 5 years ago from United States

      Beautiful message conveyed here, Ruby.

      Life sure gives us plenty, but we ought to learn to accept it and carry it forward. This lady had it all but contentment was the last in her plate until she realized it...

      voted up as beautiful.

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      Jessee R 5 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      Loneliness! The one silent friend who is the most loyal and trustworthy friend of ours... yet we hate it ...!

      Beautiful poem! Fluent verse...

      Awesome!

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Money can't buy happiness! Beautiful poem my friend and I loved the pictures....you have the ability to speak to me through your works.

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      mckbirdbks 5 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

      This is the best thing I have read today. Always, this is 'out of the park' good.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello jaswinder, Nice to see you. Thank you for the amazing comment...Cheers

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Ruchira, Happy to see you. Yes she had it all but happiness. Thenk you my Dear friend..

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello rahul, Nice to meet you. I love your comment, so very true...Thank you..Cheers

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Bill, such a wonderful compliment. Thank you for supporting me..Cheers

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Mike, Geez, I appreciate you. Thank you.." Out of the ball park " Doesn't get any better than that.. See ya for some good food at your place..Cheers

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      Rolly A Chabot 5 years ago from Alberta Canada

      Loved this always... great work here like you produce at all times...

      Hugs from Canada

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      Peg Cole 5 years ago from Dallas, Texas

      Romantic and sweet, I loved the ending. What a lovely poem and I liked the photos and the video too!

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Thank you so much Rolly, happy you enjoyed my romantic write. Cheers my friend..

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Peg, Thank you for finding it romantic and sweet, I'm happy you liked the photos..I am glad Kate found happiness..Cheers my friend...

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      Joyce Haragsim 5 years ago from Southern Nevada

      Voted up and beautiful.Your poem is so beautiful.

      Joyce.

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      Becky Katz 5 years ago from Hereford, AZ

      Wonderful, romantic poem. So sweet when we aren't alone.

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Aww! I am happy for her and happy for you! This is great!

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Joyce..Thank you, I'm happy you liked my romantic poem..Cheers my friend..

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Thank's so much Becky, always happy to see you. Money can't buy happiness.. Cheers my friend..

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Audrey, Your enthusiastic comment brought a smile..Thank you..Cheers my friend

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      Maria Jordan 5 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

      "Well this may be the last time, I don't know...!!!!!"

      Oh Ruby,

      It won't be the last time I stop by to visit your amazing poetry that is always accompanied by the 'coolest of cool' tunes... I love a happy ending!

      Voted UP & AB! Hugs, Maria

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Mar, So nice to see you. Your comment is really appreciated. I'm glad you like good music, It's my passion. Thank you so much..Cheers my friend..

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      sofs 5 years ago

      Lovely and romantic. Voting it up and beautiful. Have a great day.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hey Sophie, happy to see you. Thank you for an up vote. Glad you liked it. Cheers my friend

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      BeyondMax 5 years ago from Sydney, Australia

      Oh, so beautiful and romantic, I love the ending very much, so touching! Great pictures to go with the poem, nice, very nice!

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      Flora Breen Robison 5 years ago

      Music always picks me up when I'm feeling down or tense. It brings me out of my brooding. This poem speaks to me.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Max, I'm so glad you liked my romantic tale. Kate finally found happiness. Ha..Thank you for your beautiful comment....Cheers..

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Flora, So good to see you. Oh you made my day saying, "my poem spoke to you" Thank you so much. I have always loved 'The Rolling Stones' I'm glad you enjoyed them too. I miss you oh HP. Is there no way you can come back? Where are you writing?

      Cheers my friend

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      drbj and sherry 5 years ago from south Florida

      Beautiful, sweet poem, Ruby, tender and nice,

      The guy looks like he to your life could add spice.

      Beware my dear though of the passage of time,

      Keeping him in style could cost more than a dime.

      Just sayin'.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      HaHa HeeHee, I knew i'd get a gooden' from my favorite joke teller. Wouldn,t want a youngen' i'd have to spend a dime, i'll take a mature one who just wants to have a good time, Of course if he liked gold, wearing something pretty looks good, i'm told.Hee

      Cheers my friend

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      snakeslane 5 years ago from Canada

      Hi always, look at you wearing your romantic, poetic storeytelling heart on your sleeve. You have such a way with words. Regards, snakeslane

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      Brenda Barnes 5 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

      Ah cool. The last lonely walk, the last first date and the first of many beautiful days together. This is wonderful always exploring, just lovely.

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      Martie Coetser 5 years ago from South Africa

      I always have an opinion of my own, Ruby, but rahul0324's comment took the wind out of my sails: "Loneliness! The one silent friend who is the most loyal and trustworthy friend of ours... yet we hate it ...!"

      Beautiful acoustic poem with a deep message :))

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello snakeslane, Your comment made me smile..Thank you..Happy to see you..

      Cheers my friend.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Hyphen. I'm so glad you liked this. Living in luxury by the sea, she had it all but companionship. Thank you for always leaving a sweet comment..

      Cheers my friend..

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hey Martie, I had to go read Rahul's comment again..So true. Loneliness is a heart breaker, I know, i've been there. I just felt like writing something romantic. Hope you are well. I appreciate you my friend.

      Happiness....

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      Dexter Yarbrough 5 years ago from United States

      This is phenomenal acoustic poetry! Voted up, up and away!

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      Flora Breen Robison 5 years ago

      I love their greatest hits. I can't come back, no-sorry. I'm writing on wordpress, wizzley and Xobba-under my full name Flora Breen Robison as one word. You can find my links on Google. If you are on Facebook I often posts my links there on my own timeline and in some groups if they relate in theme.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Dexter, Wow! Thank you for a gracious comment. I am happy you enjoyed..

      Cheers my friend

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hi Flora, It was just wishful thinking, hoping you could return to HP. I agree, the Stones have made some great music. I still enjoy them. Maybe i will see you on Facebook..Cheers my friend..

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      Genna East 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      Ruby...this is superb

      "Kate knew instantly her pleasure would be walking her last lonely mile..."

      When one has so many "things" but often "has to pay the price" in ways never anticipated.

      There are layers to this wonderful poem that say so much. Well done! Up and much more. :-)

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Genna, Your accolades thrills me to say the least. I am so glad you were able to see how a loney, wealthy woman could be unhappy without someone. Like the old cliche, " Money can't buy happiness." Thank you so much for a heartfelt comment..Cheers my friend...

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      Joseph De Cross 5 years ago

      You really shocked us with this happy ending. Lonesome nights are sometimes a prelude of better times, and there is a reason for the wait and unexpected longings. Life is mysterious, and we should learn to accept instinctively some pauses that were never planned before reaching the road to fulfilment.

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      prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Beautiful poem, Ruby. I wish I could play my guitar and I sing a song special for you. I also love the video above. Good job and voted up!

      Prasetio

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Lord, I like your philosophy. I agree. Thank you for a great comment..cheers

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Prasetio, Aha How sweet. Thank you for kindness and i'm so glad you liked the video....Cheers my friend.

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      Susan Zutautas 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Ruby I'd love to know where you get all your inspiration. Always love your poems. The Stones are one of my all time favorite bands. "It's only Rock N Roll, But I Like It"

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Susan, Sometimes i see a picture, listen to a song that inspires me to write. Thank you so much for always liking my poetry, and yes, The Stones ROCK. I really like them. Cheers My Friend.

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      Erin LeFey 5 years ago from Maryland

      what a fun poem my Sister! Wish my lonely night had an ending like this one! Love ya!

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Erin,I'm so glad to see you. Don't give up, good things will come your way..I really enjoyed your piece about taking your sunshine away.

      Love ya too Sister

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Amazing poetry Ruby, Loved this and voted up!

      Best wishes Lesley

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Lesley, Thank you for coming, glad you enjoyed...

      Cheers My Friend

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      Elena 5 years ago from London, UK

      I enjoyed reading the beautiful story in the Poem.

      It's captivating - I could almost picture his face when he said: "your pleasure Madam ?" flashing his sweet smile.

      You write in a lovely way, Ruby. :-)

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      girltalksshop 5 years ago

      Very cool poem. I loved the visuals. I could see it all, playing across my mind as if I was really there. I could even hear the music...yes, even before the video. : )

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Elena, You are so gracious with your comments..Thank you..Glad you enjoyed...Cheers My Friend.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello girlstalksshop, Nice to see you. I am thrilled that you liked it enough to hear the music. Thank you for telling me..Cheers My Friend

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      acaetnna 5 years ago from Guildford

      I have been 'out of the loop for a while' but your poetry is always totally amazing. I love it!

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello acaetnna, Yea, you're back in the loop. Good to see you..Thank you my friend..

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      Richard Ricky Hale 5 years ago from West Virginia

      Awesome poetry and story AE. I am guessing love at last. I read 2 more times and I am not sure if this is her last walk period. I am shooting for the first one though.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Ricky, This is her last time to walk alone, finally meeting someone who she was attracted to..I thought i would give Kate a new beginning..Thank you for coming by my friend.

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      Beth100 5 years ago from Canada

      When we least expect it, it appears before us. Beautiful and full of hope. :) A bright and cheery way to begin the week.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Beth, Happy to see you. Thank you so much for a bright and cheery comment...

      Cheers

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      50 Caliber 5 years ago from Arizona

      Ruby, I was looking for a lift to end my overwhelming political rant authors.

      I should have guessed that you'd deliver a great poem with a good old tune for icing!

      Blessings and thank you,

      dusty

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hey Dusty, Good to hear from you. Aha The Rollings Stones, glad you like 'em too. Thank you for dropping by.

      Blessings, Ruby

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      K.A.E Grove 5 years ago from Australia

      A wonderful tapestry of emotion, loneliness, and hope weaved together in a beautiful picture leaving us all dreaming of the power of love...

      so very well done

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello nighthag, Happy to see you. Thank you. Your comment is beautiful..Cheers

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      molometer 5 years ago

      Totally Awesome, great poem, great video, great photo's and all the votes.

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      Vinaya Ghimire 5 years ago from Nepal

      You have beautifully captured the mind of a young woman.

      I loved your picture selection.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Molometer, Thank you for an awesome vote..Happy you liked it..Cheers

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Vinaya, Thank you so much, happy you liked the picture selection..Cheers my friend..

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      Donna Cosmato 5 years ago from USA

      This one has it all going on - intriguing stanzas, awesome photos and the perfect audiovisual to bring it to full closure! Excellent job - voted up

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      shimmering Dawn 5 years ago

      Pictures and words add to the romance of the scene you create here. Lovely. Have a blessed day.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Donna, Thank you so much..Happy you enjoyed.Cheers

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello SD, Thank you. I thought the pictures went well with the piece..Glad you enjoyed..Cheers

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      BobbiRant 5 years ago from New York

      Lonely is the night, so they say. I've often wondered just who 'they' are when people say that. Loved the poem, makes one stop to ponder, and that's always a good thing.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Bobbi, So good to see you. Yes, lonely is the night is an over used saying, meaning what? Thank you for coming by..Cheers my friend..

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      Rosemary Sadler 5 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

      Loved this poem Ruby... Don't ya just love a happy ending... sigh.

      Voting up

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      Cathy Nerujen 5 years ago from Edge of Reality and Known Space

      I think Kate loves her music and and yes, love can happen. I love how you tell it so simply and wonderfully...music can set off a feeling or emotion. It does for me. Great poem as always, Ruby. :)

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Rosemary, 'Ain't love grand? I do love a happy ending..Thank you..Cheers

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Astra, Good to see you. I agree, music is a great way to connect. What a drab wourld without music..Thank you..Cheers

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      truthfornow 5 years ago from New Orleans, LA

      Love this poem. Music can always lift me out of a depression.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello truthfornow, Happy you liked the poem. Music rocks..Cheers

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      Caroline Marie 5 years ago from Close to Heaven

      Ruby this was great. Love the carefree attitude in all of your poetry.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Caroline, Thank you, happy it conveyed a carefree attitude...Cheers.

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      b. Malin 5 years ago

      Oh Ruby, how very Beautiful and Poignant...Your words flow like a Song in its self...and the Rolling Stones...what a Combination...Love' em!

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello b., So good to see you. Your comment fills me with joy, thank you my funny story teller friend..HaHa

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      Senoritaa 5 years ago

      So this is acrostic, gotta try this one for sure. You rock as always :)

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Senoritaa, I will be waiting to read it. You ROCK my friend..Thank you..

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      Denise Handlon 5 years ago from North Carolina

      Ruby-your poem is just lovely...touching. I enjoyed the beautiful photos as well.

      Hope you have a lovely 'Mother's Day' weekend. Voted up and beautiful. :)

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Denise, Thank you. Happy you enjoyed. Have a wonderful Mother's day with family..Cheers

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      Vincent Moore 5 years ago

      My guitar keeps me company and sits in the corner awaiting me to pick her up for a pluck or three of her delicate sounding strings. A lonely mile indeed, ending with a bow and a sweet smile from a stranger who sweetened her day by just being there. Nicely done Ruby, bravo. I enjoyed this very much.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Ken, So glad to see you. I didn't know you played the guitar. I have always wanted to learn. I'm happy you enjoyed my little tale of ending loneliness..Thank you my friend...

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      Annie Fenn 5 years ago from Australia

      A chance encounter that was meant to be. Lovely poetry, always with a sweet ending. My best wishes and votes to you Ruby, from Annie.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Annie, Thank you for coming to read, happy you enjoyed the ending...Cheers my friend....

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      Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      What a lovely poem, so clever and sweet. Glad I found it. Thanks!

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Victoria, Happy to see you. Thank you for a lovely comment. Glad you found it too. Cheers..

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      epigramman 4 years ago

      Sometimes my dear friend Ruby I feel that I walk the lonely mile - but with friends and esteemed colleagues like you I know that I have a wonderful online family and this is a title that I would die for and the words which follow are so beautifully written by you - so it wouldn't be a stretch to say there is really no one quite like you - sending you warm wishes and good energy at lake erie time 5:24pm

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello my Dear friend Epi, We are all so close. I feel that i know you. I am happy when i see that you have visited my page. Your accolades always bring me joy. Thank you..Hugs..

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      IAmForbidden 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      Ruby..all my votes and ups for this very beautiful and amazing poem. Thank you for sharing.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello unknown spy, Happy to see you. Glad you thought it was an amazing poem..Thank you..Cheers

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      IntegrityYes 4 years ago

      I definitely voted up. You new profile photo is fantastic. COO! HAH-HAH!

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Yes, HaHa, I thought i would grow up a bit with my picture, but i already miss my braids. Hee..Thank you..COO..

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