Friday, June 3, 2016

You Should Have Seen to Every Girlfriend Ever 
There was the memory of a magic couple 
Then there is the silliness these girlfriends 

You Should Have Seen (English sonnet) 

You should have seen them dance they said to me
This couple with their hearts now open wide
A dream come true is where their hopes reside
This pair who shared what love was meant to be
They spoke of love that could not be denied
With every turn a flame for all to see
Of what it’s like to let one’s passions free
With every word they shared I sat and sighed
They spoke of things they felt so long ago
They moved in dreams to music meant for two
And when they kissed the room was set aglow
You should have seen the magic in their show
Sad couple who now shred the lovers’ view
And in the end I only said I know 

A memory returns to its source in this English sonnet. Notice that the beginnings of the quatrains are repeated in reverse order in the triplets. Also notice the triplets do not follow the classic rhyme pattern of CDE - CDE, but adopted instead, CDC - CDC. Another point is the word "they". If there was some confusion if "they" referred to the couple or the other people, then the sonnet worked. 

The team of Arlene and me accomplished many great things. Most notable was reestablishing a school's PTA, the youth coaching team and most notably the couple in charge of parties at the Lodge. All of these are ancient history now. The memories of what Arlene and I did lives on in others and other places. Many times I would go out and have someone say, "Aren't you Martin". 

As the couple in charge of parties, Arlene and I put on quite a show. Not just in the parties. We were that romantic couple. We liked to eat at restaurants that were also popular with people we entertained. One evening we overheard a couple, in an adjoining booth, describing a party they went to. They talked about a romantic couple who stood out at the affair. As they went on with the enjoyable story, Arlene realized they were talking about us. Imagine their surprise when they found out they were at a booth next to the lovers of their story. 

I believe we all bear the gift of changing the world. I believe we are all a unique part of the puzzle called humanity. We may be unaware of the important part we play. Think of the potentials of a simple kind act. Kind acts can be as simple as a smile. A smile that lightens someone's day. Think about all the kind acts we offer everyday. Memories to others. Seeds that are planted. Yes. we can change the world. We are that special. And in the dawn when the fragrance of our seeds returns "You should have seen them", you will enjoy. 

Shall we dance: Il Divo "I Can't Live Without You" 

From the sublime to the halls of the silly 

In dating, avoid negativity, as it is the biggest turn-off during a date.  Be happy and optimistic, some studies show that people find it hard to walk away from happy people. Which brings us to tis video. Avoid making videos like this, if you want to attract women. Anthony Padilla and Ian Hecox got around this (and the wrath females everywhere) by giving Olivia Sui and Courtney Miller, of The Smosh Squad, credit for writing this sketch. 
If we learn anything from this, always clear our mouth before laughing. "EVERY GIRLFRIEND EVER" 

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  1. Hello, you have wonderful happy memories. Seeing a happy couple makes me smile. Wonderful poem, thank for sharing. Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

    1. That happy couple is us.
      Thank you for your sunshine

  2. I had to look up reverse order in the triplets. I always learn so much from your post!

    1. That is quite a compliment.
      Thank you. I am honored

  3. I am sure we can change the world. One small act at a time. And how we change the world is up to us - and important.

    1. With an attitude like that, yo're are over half way there.
      Here's to the greatness that is you
      Thank you