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There's A Woman In The Picture Somewhere

Updated on April 20, 2012
Merle Haggard
Merle Haggard

A Country Song

April Poetry Month Poem 21

There's a stranger in a bar room

looking lonesome

No one knows from where he came

or why he's there

But 5 will get you 10

There is heartache where he's been

There's A Woman In The Picture Somewhere


There's a table with a set-up for a party

They are laughing at a funny little clown

His act would win a prize

but there's sadness in his eyes

There's A Woman In The Picture Somewhere


The mirror at the bar tells the story

I have lived each performance I see

It takes a lonely man to know another

Each man a reflection of me


Empty bottles, empty glasses all around me

And the juke box softly playing Born To Lose

Empty eyes so hard and cold

Is the mirror of my soul

There's A Woman In The Picture Somewhere

©adavis-cwbrewer: Recorded in Nashville 1973.

Born To Lose


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      Sandy Frost 5 years ago from India

      Marvellous poem.. It shows that words evoke emotions not less than only visual or verbal interpretations.

      Hats off to this hub and voted up. Thank you.

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      Jamie Lee Hamann 5 years ago from Reno NV

      "It takes a lonely man to know another" keep up the good work! Jamie

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      anndavis25 5 years ago from Clearwater, Fl.

      kitty, thank you for the votes, and for the visit.

      breakfastpop, thanks for the votes.

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      Ann Leung 5 years ago from San Jose, California

      Just beautiful! You've painted a lonely man with words. Only wished his woman was there to replace his loneliness with love. Great work! Voted up and awesome. :)

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      breakfastpop 5 years ago

      Reading your work and listening to the song made the perfect combination. Up and awesome.

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      Audrey Howitt 6 years ago from California

      This one really does sing itself--really a great job Ann!

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      anndavis25 6 years ago from Clearwater, Fl.

      Thank you Joyce.

      drbj...maybe he could have done it...I didn't even think about that. Thanks for stopping by.

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      anndavis25 6 years ago from Clearwater, Fl.

      teaches, I guess any country artist could do it, but it's not the style anymore. I wrote this a while back.

      Wetnose, I can see the finish line. If I relax it might do me in. LOL.

      lilyfly, I have fooled you!

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      Dianna Mendez 6 years ago

      This sounds like a Johnny Cash song! Enjoyed the poem.

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      wetnosedogs 6 years ago from Alabama

      This is great! You are almost done then you can dare to relax.

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      Lillian K. Staats 6 years ago from Wasilla, Alaska

      Always a treat! You write far above your age... lily

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      Joyce Haragsim 6 years ago from Southern Nevada

      Great poem as usual from you. Voted up and awesome, Joyce.

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      drbj and sherry 6 years ago from south Florida

      So soulful and very realistic, Ann. If Johnny Cash were still around, he would have been perfect to record it.

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      anndavis25 6 years ago from Clearwater, Fl.

      Hi Michael, you are the first to comment. Loyal, you are. This song was recorded. The guy was a double for Jim Reeves. It played for a while, but didn't make it big. I enjoyed my song writing phase. Met a lot of interesting people.

      I am going to get to your stories today. I am way behind answering my mail. I have a lunch date, and I'll get on it this afternoon. My computer was rebellious yesterday, and I have to catch up. Later, Ann

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      cleaner3 6 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

      Ann, I actually could hear this song in my head WOW, you are a talent my lovely. I would not expect nothing less.

      Love ya