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Fountain of Youth

by Maude Curtis

I think I've found the "Fountain of Youth",
Not in Florida, but here in my heart.
But first let me tell you a story.
Let's see, just where do I start?

I guess it began with an email
from a "find your lost friends" web site.
He saw my name and wrote to say Hi.
Who knew that the timing was right.

Did I dare to test those waters?
I sent back a short reply,
"So good to hear from you again.
Sometime wont you call or come by?"

We exchanged emails and numbers,
then he said he'd written a poem
about this young girl he once knew,
so very long ago back home.

If I wanted to I could read it
On this site called "Pathetic. Org"
It was simply titled "She Was"
and he hoped that I wouldn't be bored.

So I logged on your unique web site
and scanned thru the list for his name.
I read the beautiful words he wrote
about his old high school flame.

Before I finished the first stanza
I knew that the poem was for me.
By the time I got to the last line,
my tears flowed so, I barely could see.

So I wrote him back a short email.
Said his love poem had made me cry,
I thought that I was the only one
that was crushed when we said goodbye.

I asked him to call me sometime,
It'd be nice to hear his voice.
I gave him my telephone number and said
He could call any time of his choice.

To my surprise he called the next day
and we talked far into the night.
It was like the years had melted away
and once more my world was made right.

Those hours have turned into days
and the days into weeks and more,
seems that we can't find enough time.
to relive those days of yore.

We've realized that we haven't forgotten
the strong love that we once shared.
Before we both were so foolish.
Broke each others heart, when tempers flared.

I feel like I'm seventeen again,
although that year has long past.
Once more I have found my one love
and I know this time it will last.

I catch myself smiling for no reason.
I enjoy the smallest of things.
There's always a song in my heart.
And I could soar as if I had wings.

So the "Fountain of Youth's" not in Florida,
"Cause I've found it's right here in my heart.
My true love and I are together again.
Nevermore will we be apart.


Posted on 03/27/2009
Copyright © 2024 Maude Curtis

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Joan Serratelli on 03/27/09 at 01:07 PM

I hope this is a true story. It is very sweet and filled with emotions. The dialog was great. I really, really enjoyed this piece- thanks!

Posted by Fredrich Mohre on 03/27/09 at 11:43 PM

oooops the secrets out who is that masked man.... a beauty of a poem Emmi....I smile too a hell of a lot....love your work, much more refined that my garbleings sweet sweet sweet d'p

Posted by Philip F De Pinto on 03/31/09 at 12:16 PM

pardon me Maude, if I shed my own tear or two for I feel these words to the core, all the more because they venture beyond discovery to that marvelous place in the heart where reside two people in love.

Posted by Sandy M. Humphrey on 03/31/09 at 10:23 PM

Isn't is great when destiny takes a turn for the better, very sweet poem and way to go cupid pathetic.org for giving love a place to grow. smh

Posted by Chelle Morris on 04/09/09 at 09:27 PM

Wow, if this is exactly true to how it's written, I imagine this site is a very special place for you :-) This poem was absolutely beautiful, your words were gorgeous and it flowed really well. I enjoyed reading this and can't wait to read more from you. Chelle x

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