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It’s Now or Never (JULY CONTEST)

It was an evening I could never forget
Sunset was closing in
The air was fresh from a midsummer breeze
I had a lemonade in hand
Watching the Cadillacs driving by from the sidewalk

Everywhere, people were just enjoying the atmosphere
I walked towards a Gentleman
Playing a guitar outside a barber’s shop
I had to just stand and listen,
He played a tune so familiar
Yet, I couldn't think what it was

Just then, the barber shop door opened
And out he came, the star of the show

Oh yes, it was Elvis Presley
I'm a pretty shy gal, but I screamed at the top of my lungs
He was my all-time favorite hero,
Standing right there in front of me,
I dropped my lemonade,

He was staring at me, almost as if he knew me
Then all of a sudden he started singing
To the music of the guitar

It was a concert just for me,
As tears of joy rolled down my face
The song finished and he went on his way
But not without a small smile and a wink

I stood there for a while, thinking about
How much the music and the lyrics of the song
Meant to me, at that one moment in my life

I never saw him again except for the television,
But each time I did, I remember that concert,

The one that dreams were made of.

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Free verse
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I want the raw truth, feel free to knock me on my back
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What did you think of my title?
Last few words: 
In truth i was only 3 years old, when Elvis left the building, but a gal can dream right?
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I could see him doing that. What a concert that would have been! I never saw him in person, but I was a big fan and would loved to have. An excellent flight of fancy. Once again, you have shown what a rich imagination and a great muse can produce. Excellent! ~ Geez.

Come to chat every Thursday - 3:30 to 4:30 pm. EST.
With: c Lynn Brooks and Geezer

Somebody very wise told me recently to "always keep my fingers connected to my heart" when I write.
So your words truly bring a tear of joy Geezer, you seem to be a true friend to me here at neo and without you I wouldn't be able to express my poetry so well, and with such enthusiasm.

Thank you sir, you are a true Gentleman.

Thank you...Teddy

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I ain't all that; as some people will tell you. ~ Geez.

Come to chat every Thursday - 3:30 to 4:30 pm. EST.
With: c Lynn Brooks and Geezer

I really only give credit where it is due so please take it on your back as a very big pat, i truly thank you for everything.

Thank you...Teddy

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Hi, Teddy,
This was exciting from start to finish - both the reality and the poem. Truly a great spontaneous event! Your poem makes me smile just reading it, let alone actually living it. Life can be so wonderful!
Thank you!

I had the time of my life writing this, and I thank you for your beautiful thoughts, my dream has come true today.

it's always a pleasure to see you.

Thank you...Teddy

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not entering

I hope you are joking how is it a contest without you. I will be waiting happily for your entry dear one. This is the second contest I
have ever entered in my life I just think having inspiration to join in is enough, who cares who wins we are all winners

Thank you...Teddy

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