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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Romance  |  House: Booksie Classic

"Look, it isn't you, it's...well, it's not me either."

Perhaps, mon cher, if I were not so worked,
If life allowed me respite now and then,
In deepest shadow duty didn't lurk,
If I had time to ever lay my pen
Aside and rest my aching hand—If I
Had time to simply be, to take a day
And hide from all the world; if I could buy
A moment's peace and rest me from this way
Of life; perhaps, mon cher, perhaps then we
Could find a space to make us something more.
Perhaps I'd find capacity to be
The girl to whom you whisper, "Je t'adore."
But no, it cannot be, at least this year.
Already work is centerstage, I fear.

Submitted: January 27, 2013

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Matthew D. Hay (Tangible Word)

Small print, I'd advise largening it so us blind folks can read too (: Still, after my glasses were firmly in place, I could read this amazing, beautiful poem with flowing words and a deep meaning :D Loved it (:

Sun, January 27th, 2013 10:49pm


Thank you :D I'm still figuring the formatting out. And I'm delighted that you like it!! (you're the first complete stranger to read my work, so it's kind of awesome that you like it)

Sun, January 27th, 2013 3:01pm

E. J. Rylee

There's an interesting flow to this. Almost spoken-sounding, but with an emphasis on unexpected words. Well done!

Mon, January 28th, 2013 11:51pm



Mon, January 28th, 2013 4:09pm

Stormbird Throneshaker

In order to do what Tangy has asked you to do, because the booksie pad won't let you, hasn't for me anyway, is to have the booksie window open where you wrote or copied the above into the booksie pad. Minimize your browser and open your personal writing pad. Enlarge your browser and draw your mouse from left to right over what you've written till it all turns blue from top to bottom, then tap the ctrl c to copy it, then minimize the browser again and paste what you wrote to your personal pad and do all the corrections there...booksie wants to mess everything up for some reason. Anyhow, when you have it to your perfection, go back to the booksie pad and backspace or delete it in the pad so that you can copy/paste it back to booksie in its new format. You have to paste it in the little square box first before it goes to the main pad but it has worked for me. I use Open Office for my personal pad to write on first. I copy/paste a lot and can save the original on the hard drive just in case booksie has a mind to do its own thing! Good luck to you gets a vote/like from me.

Fri, March 1st, 2013 12:49pm


I fixed it already :) (you should have seen it before, it was probably size 8 font) but thanks for the tutorial!

Fri, March 1st, 2013 4:49pm

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