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Seven Chances

Updated on April 23, 2014

I am looking for the seven bridges

Maybe you know where they are

Would be willing to show me

Love worth making is

Love worth waiting for

A bridge for each day of the week

Seven chances to get it right

Give me time to think

As I walk across

Each bridge

Remind me of a loving past

Moonlit nights

Lily of the Valley Honey

Seven weeks of summer

Cross the creek

Show me waterfalls

Let me stand in awe

Feel the mist of new beginnings

Sit in the swing next to mine

Swing high enough to touch the clouds

Slowly floating by

Etching and sketching heart-shaped

Paintings in an afternoon sky

Hold my hand

Like that time before

An embrace so natural

If only to once again

Hold your hand in mine

Kiss me gently

Share our secret smile

Play hide and seek

Take our time

Seven Bridges

Seven Chances

Seven Kisses

Seven days a week


The Sourwood Tree is also called the “Lily Of The Valley” or simply the Appalachian Lily Tree. Sometimes growing over 60 feet tall, Sourwood trees only bloom in summer during a small window of time from late June until the end of July. The flowers are white and bell-shaped, often appearing in numerous clusters up to six inches long. Considered by many to be the best honey in the world, Sourwood honey, despite its name, is certainly not sour.

1 Year Anniversary on Hubpages!

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Hi ocfireflies,

You have hit a pretty impressive milestone—your 1 Year Anniversary on Hubpages!


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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 3 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

      Kim, I must have missed this one. Belated congratulations on you first year on HP, you've marked the occasion with a beautiful and very touching poem. Nicely done.

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      Janis Leslie Evans 3 years ago from Washington, DC

      Very touching, sweet display of love, ocfireflies. Sounds like a scene from a love story. Your expression is divine. Voted up and beautiful. Thanks for sharing, Kevin. Happy one-year anniversary!

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      The Examiner-1 3 years ago

      That was touching Kim. I could tell that you wrote it with someone in mind, whether they explored with you or not. I voted this thumbs up with UABI and I shared it.


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      Dianna Mendez 3 years ago

      Happy Anniversary and congratulations on a successful year. I love your words and sweet reflection of romance.

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      ocfireflies 3 years ago from North Carolina


      Absolutely. I hope you are feeling better.


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      Wayne Barrett 3 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Wonderful work Kim. I love that piece by the Eagles. Harmony at its best.

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      ocfireflies 3 years ago from North Carolina

      Jackie and Audrey,

      Thank you for your kind words.

      Many Blessings,


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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      There is something lovely and vulnerable and hopeful here that i love!!

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      Jackie Lynnley 3 years ago from The Beautiful South

      Beautiful poem and song! Happy Anniversary and here's hoping for many years more here. ^

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      ocfireflies 3 years ago from North Carolina


      Thank you so much. I know without a shadow of doubt that I made it a year because of the kindness and support from folks like you. I think many of us from the south like to claim those southern skies the Eagles sing about in "Seven Bridges Road." SMILES.

      Much Love to You,


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      ocfireflies 3 years ago from North Carolina


      Thank you for the vote and for always leaving such uplifting words.


      Thank You and Blessing to you, too.


      Thank You and Yes the "memories of love have fallen."


      So happy to have connected with you in so many ways. Honored to be among someone who is one of the most prolific writers on HP.


      Thank you for seeing the profound along with the attempt to present it simply.

      Many thanks to all of you and so much appreciate you helping me to celebrate my first year on HP.


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      Genna East 3 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      “I am looking for the seven bridges

      Maybe you know where they are…”

      There is a profound beauty and simplicity to your poem that I like very much. Beautifully done, Kim. :-)

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      Suzette Walker 3 years ago from Taos, NM

      Happy Anniversary on your one year on hub pages! You have added so much to HP with your poems and writings. This poem is lovely as are the images you create with your words. " Swi g high enough to touch the clouds. . . . ". My favorite images of your poem. I love the metaphor of crossing the seven bridges. Brilliant! And Lily of the Valley is one of my favorite of flowers. We had them in our garden right outside the door of the home I grew up in. It is also the flower of the month of May. I just love everything about this poem!

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      Jamie Lee Hamann 3 years ago from Reno NV

      Happy Anniversary! Kim, let's see if I can describe how I enjoyed your poem in seven words: memories of love have fallen Jamie

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      The Stages Of ME 3 years ago

      This a a sweet a beautiful poem, blessings to you, congrats on your anniversary with HP

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      ocfireflies 3 years ago from North Carolina


      Thank you for such kind words.


      I feel like I am the lucky one.

      Many Blessings to you both--So nice to reach any kind of milestone, but when it is related to my writing, it is just extra-special. Thanks for sharing this anniversary with me.



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      John Hansen 3 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Congratulations Kim on your one year anniversary on Hub Pages. May there be many many more. I love reading your wonderful hubs and ths was no excepton. A beautiful poem once again and great song by the Eagles. Voted up.

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Beautiful poetry in its simplicity, Kim. And Happy Anniversary to you. HP is richer because you are here.

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      Word 3 years ago from Chicago

      Congrats on your 1st year anniversary Kim! This was a wonderful read of poetry. Very nice video and beautiful picture too.