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There's A Woman In The Picture Somewhere

Updated on April 20, 2012
Merle Haggard
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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 5 years ago from California

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

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      anndavis25 5 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 5 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 5 years ago

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

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      wetnosedogs 5 years ago from Alabama

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

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      Lillian K. Staats 5 years ago from Wasilla, Alaska

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

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      Joyce Haragsim 5 years ago from Southern Nevada

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

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      drbj and sherry 5 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 5 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 5 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

      Michael