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When the Heart Finds a Home

Updated on October 25, 2013

She had settled down

So very long ago

Leaving family and friends

Far behind to find what her heart

Was ever searching for

Her work as a teacher

Among the towns friendly people

Satisfied her but left her feeling alone

The area was surrounded by ranches

And fine looking cowboys

Were everywhere you looked

She’d finally came to realize

That perhaps her heart’s desire

Was not here but back home

And she was thinking

Of returning to see what she could find

But her heart was aching

For the beauty here was lovely

She had made some friends

And she would miss the children so

Undecided and unhappy the day

Turned one into another

Now there was a cowboy

Who had caught her eye

But he never encouraged

And they only spoke on friendly terms

Now this cowboy was in a dilemma

Having had his heart broken

Once too often

By women who were just passing through

But never meant to stay

He was unsure of the beauty

Who had come to settle here

Now he heard that she was thinking

Thinking of leaving

And he wondered why?

Every morning he rode to town

Passing by her house

And he looked over to see

How her auburn hair

Shone in the morning sun

As she stood on her porch

And so often

He wanted to stop by

But there was always that question

Would love find a way this time?

Now he knew he’d have to find out

He couldn’t let her leave

Not if she was the one

And so determined he was

And the next afternoon

This handsome cowboy

Rode up to her house

Upon his white horse

With a bouquet of field flowers

And a bottle of wine

She stood there on the porch

Watching him approach

And he was dazzled by the rays of the sun

Which played with her hair

He was glad to see her smile

And he rode up and climbed off

His horse gave a soft neigh

And headed into the field

For the sweet smelling clover there

He approached her slowly

She took the gifts he offered

And then they looked at one another

He bent his head to softly kiss her

And it was this kiss

That made her heart give a little jump

Her mother had always told her

That if you found true love

Your heart would know it right away

Now she knew what that meant

And she was so glad to know

That she was home at last

And love was here to stay

© 2013 Gypsy Rose Lee


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      AJ 3 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Lovely love story. Enjoyed the little jump of love. Such a wonderful feeling. Thanks gypsy rose lee!

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      Genna East 3 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      They both took a chance, and found love. Lovely poem, Rasma. :-)

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      Martin Kloess 3 years ago from San Francisco

      Lovely tale. thank you

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      Graham Lee 3 years ago from Lancashire. England.

      A lovely story Rasma.


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      cloudexplorer 3 years ago

      Love is the essence of this awesome poem Gypsy, that woman had a huge heart for him and vice versus. I enjoyed reading it, thanks for sharing your love poem.

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      Ann Carr 3 years ago from SW England

      This brings a smile and an 'aahh'! A lovely story well told. Ann

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      ocfireflies 3 years ago from North Carolina


      I am so glad she found her cowboy, but just as much, a home.

      Lovely poem with a happy ending.


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      W1totalk 3 years ago

      Wonderful story of the effort and wonder of finding and succeeding in love. Great hub.

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      wetnosedogs 3 years ago from Alabama

      Oh so very sweet.

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      Vinaya Ghimire 3 years ago from Nepal

      I loved the story in the poem. Beautiful piece of writing.

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      Rayne123 3 years ago

      Beautiful romantic love story



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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Sending you wishes for a wonderful weekend my friend. :)

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      Anna Haven 3 years ago from Scotland

      A romantic tale with a happy ending. Your fit a full story into a small space expertly.

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 3 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      Nothing ventured, nothing gained - he ventured and they both gained. What a lovely, romantic story-in-a-poem!

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      Smarajit Chowdhury 3 years ago from Kolkata, India

      Very well narrated story, coming straight out from the heart. I've always felt that people who have the ability to talk from their heart are really nice people, more so in demand nowadays. As for the heart of home, we all are looking to go there, but many are yet to find that place. Nice share, thanks.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Hope you're all having a great and relaxing Sunday.

      Glad you enjoyed this Al.

      Glad you enjoyed this Genna.

      Glad you enjoyed this Martin.

      Glad you enjoyed this Graham.

      Glad you enjoyed this Mike. Sometimes it just takes a little nudge for love to begin.

      Glad you enjoyed this Ann.

      Always great to find not only love but a home Kim.

      Glad you enjoyed this W1totalk.

      Glad you enjoyed this wetnosedogs.

      Glad you enjoyed this Vinaya.

      Love is always grand when you find it Laurie.

      Thank you Bill and nice to hear from you as always.

      Glad you enjoyed this Anna.

      So true Blossom to find love sometimes you just need a little nudge.

      Great to find both love and a true home meghabrito.

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      Suzette Walker 3 years ago from Taos, NM

      Beautiful narrative poem and with a happy ending. So lovely written and expressive. What a treat!

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      thost 3 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Very nice work here Gypsy. Thank you for sharing.

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      Jackie Lynnley 3 years ago from The Beautiful South

      Very beautiful and haven't heard Marty in so long! Thanks. ^

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      So lovely and so true, when true love comes, one just knows!

      Up and more and sharing

      God bless you, Faith Reaper

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      MizBejabbers 3 years ago

      That was such a beautiful story and so poetic. Like the saying, "home is where the heart is." You get my vote up.

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      Karen Silverman 3 years ago

      rasma..i don't know where you get your imagination from, but, i hope you realize that each one of these poems could be made into an entire book!

      so glad she found her cowboy!


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      Mary Craig 3 years ago from New York

      I've said it before and will say it again, you tell us so much in such little space! You have my emotions changing line by line. First I was thinking she should go home, then I was thinking maybe she should stay, then when you introduced him whamo...I was hooked.

      Voted all but funny, pinned, and shared.

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      Robin Grosswirth 3 years ago from New York

      It is a rare breath of fresh air when you find love. Chemistry is inexplicably "wondrous." The huge endeavor is for two hearts to take that chance. Putting yourself out there is akin to being naked, and we risk being hurt. However, without such risk, deep and true love would never be known.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Glad you enjoyed this Suzette. I do believe that hearts know when they have found true love.

      Glad you enjoyed this thost.

      Glad you enjoyed this Jackie. Marty is good for inspiration always.

      Absolutely Faith if it's love you'll know it. Thanks for the vote and share. God bless.

      Glad you enjoyed this MizBejabbers and thanks for the vote.

      Leslie my inspiration comes from various sources music being one of them Glad you enjoyed and thanks for the share. Hugs.

      Glad you enjoyed this Mary. Love can make us spin about for sure. Thanks for the vote and share.

      Chemistry and love go hand in hand as does the heart when it recognizes love Robin.

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      Michael-Milec 3 years ago

      Hi gipsy-rose-lee.

      Lovely. When giving the best is mutual, receiving is doubled.

      Voted beautiful.

      Blessings to you

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Glad you enjoyed this Michael Blessings to you too

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