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How Did I find Someone-- It Began the Year less Expected

Updated on September 22, 2012

Leaving my place to take that ride to nowhere

looking around, searching and almost never found

moving to that street that we were

suppose to meet: Elsewhere St.

seeing faces, seeing this melting pot and all those races

give me time, give me a meet your mind and see you through

Just a minute, get in here. You are almost near.... you are almost there...

Hi. My name is Michael Felingher**, 25 years old. Senior Airman USAF.

Today I want to share a story, my own story...

I graduated from Liberty high school in Bethlehem Pennsylvania, in 2004. Since I was five or six years old I dreamed of joining our arm forces.

My uncle was a drill sergeant at Fayetteville North Carolina AB. I did my eight weeks and a half of BMT training camp at Lackland Air force Base in San Antonio,Texas. After graduating in September 2004, I was heading to Biloxi Mississippi to step into my next level of graduation. I wanted to see where I was needed as an Airman.

From there I was transfered to Peterson Colorado where I began to get involved in my main field: Telecommunications. I saw so many friends of mine heading back home for the most stupid and ridiculous things.

Mostly was for being late to return to our barracks. Sneaking girls was common between some young peers, but was high priced paid for a few hours of entertainment, and other things that need not to be mentioned. In 2009 I made my first deployment to Afghanistan and 8 months later I was sent to Iraq.

Temperatures over 140 Fahrenheit degrees were common at midday with all our infantry gadgetry adding our common fears. Our service was necessary for strategic reasons and also to develop our own character and temple. Some tasks were certainly classified.

We were facing mercenaries that were in the business for quite a few years and that was a challenge for any of us. In 2010 I was sent to Germany to improve my Telecommunication skills and get other trainings associated with my career as an Electrical Engineer. In February of 2010 was promoted to Senior airman classification E-3.

Around early July 2010 I was in Frankfurt taking the day off after my classes in IT information technology).


I remember I was driving my Nissan GT 2007, that was sent to Germany on my request via regular ship container. All of a sudden I Had the luck to see a cute girl next to me on a red light. Her Sport Mercedes was as hot as she.

She was wearing sunglasses and I smiled at her, turning up the volume of my own music. My eyebrows made a move and.... I recognized this girl from somewhere.

"Helen?" that was all I could say. "Yes?... Michael? Oh my God! You are Michael the American friend, right?" she said. She was an old friend from Czech Republic, who came to the U.S. back in 2003 as an exchange student from eastern Europe.

We became friends almost instantly and unfortunately we had to say goodbye after those short 12 months.

She went back to her Country and graduated in 2004 too. Eventually,she happened to move to Germany to study medicine and become a Physician, and as a twist of fate our paths met again. That weekend, 'our catch up' date was magnificent and it was a day that we will never forget.

So far, we've got along well and even with our own cultural differences we have been together for 2 years and nothing has broken us apart. Time was on our side and perhaps an act of God.

We go from here and look up above

At nights we look for the brightest star

We always embrace and thank God

Just loving each one day by day... we will get that far

on that street that we agreed upon, to meet: 'Elsewhere Street'


**name changed for security reasons


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  • Lord De Cross profile imageAUTHOR

    Joseph De Cross 

    9 years ago from New York

    Hi there LaThing,

    Hard to commit with these young women today. Michael is more involved in his own life and traveleing Europe... and the world. Thanks for comenting!

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    9 years ago from From a World Within, USA

    Didn't know you wrote poetry too! You suprise me everyday! Great story.... Hope your son finds his true love. there is always a second chance :)

    By the way, like the way your poetry flows! Awesome, and beautiful.....

  • Lord De Cross profile imageAUTHOR

    Joseph De Cross 

    9 years ago from New York

    Catching up with you Billybuc,

    This is a real story with a real edge. Sometimes, you never know what you have until you lose it. Thanks again!

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    Bill Holland 

    9 years ago from Olympia, WA

    Well that was fascinating and I'm darn glad I stopped by; a fine writer in two genres and a great romantic story. Nicely done my friend!

  • Lord De Cross profile imageAUTHOR

    Joseph De Cross 

    9 years ago from New York

    Nice meeting you Agnes,

    This oldie was almost forgotten, but you dug it out. Thanks for the feedabck and support.


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    Maria del Pilar Perez 

    9 years ago from Nicholson, Pennsylvania, USA

    Great hub, right from the heart and wonderful technique. Perfect for St. Valentine's!

  • Lord De Cross profile imageAUTHOR

    Joseph De Cross 

    9 years ago from New York

    Hi Minetonka Twin,

    Thanks for commenting on this 'oldie.' I guess adventure and love go hand in hand. Take care my friend!


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    Linda Rogers 

    9 years ago from Minnesota

    Hi Lord de Cross and thanks for sharing all the adventures of life and love. Great poetry too :-)

  • Lord De Cross profile imageAUTHOR

    Joseph De Cross 

    10 years ago from New York

    Thanks for stopping by.Life can be better than a movie sometimes. Hope you are having a wonderful day too! HASTA PRONTO


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    Cristina Santander 

    10 years ago from Manila

    Great hub, nice poetry, interesting story. Thank you for sharing this here at Hubpages. Blessings to you always and to your family. Best regards.

  • Lord De Cross profile imageAUTHOR

    Joseph De Cross 

    10 years ago from New York

    Pat, thanks for your question. This is my son's story. He studied at Liberty high from 2003 to 2004. The Czech friend of his was actually a daughter to a Chemical engineer that was granted a Visa in order to develop and advancement for our AIRFORCE. Thanks for asking Pat.

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    Patricia T Lowe 

    10 years ago from Lehigh Valley

    I enjoyed reading this, Michael. By the way, who was your high school English teacher?

  • Lord De Cross profile imageAUTHOR

    Joseph De Cross 

    10 years ago from New York

    thanks,domo arigato, gracias amigo. Some details are classified but the story is real.

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    The Blagsmith 

    10 years ago from Britain

    I hope the relationship continues and I hope that you will visit the Czech Republic if you have not already. I have some friends that live in Opava and Ostrava and it was a pleasure to have visited them in their own country. Being married to a Japanese woman and having two children, cultural differences can be a handicap and a blessing. I hope that it will always be the latter for the both of you.


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