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She Sat Alone in a Crowded Room Full of Laughter

I love to rhyme, therefor, I write poetry and if my muse is awake I love to write short stories. My name is Ruby. I am a retired RN.

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She was pleasantly surprized when he removed a tissue from his pocket to wipe away a tear.

Mary sat alone in a crowded room full of laughter and glee

She needed desperately to find hope and friends but both seemed to always flee

Oh, she'd had male friends, and they were nice but nothing seemed to click

She'd had female friends but nothing close enough to stick

She thought about the old country song, " Looking For Love In All The Wrong Places "

Is that what She'd done? Thinking back and seeing all those blank faces

She'd thought about moving to a quiet little town away from the big city

but something held her back, was it self pity?

She knew feeling sorry for herself was just a wasted emotion

Yet her tears fell endlessly when alone and away from any commotion

She found herself sitting in a mall watching the people pass by

Then she noticed the marquee showing her kind of movie, the ones that made her cry

she purchased a ticket, sat in the balcony alone in the front row

Soon a young man asked if he could join her. He introduced himself as Joe

She nodded " yes " and he quietly sat down

Soon they were talking and laughing. What happened to her frown?

She was pleasantly surprised when he removed a tissue from his pocket wiping away a tear

The scene was so sad. She was choking back tears, fearing he would think her weird

When the movie ended, Joe asked if she would join him for a bite to eat

She answered " yes " and thought " Oh what an unexpected treat "

There was an all-night diner with a small dance floor close by

They walked hand-in-hand, her thinking, " Don't you dare cry, "

This is the day you've been longing for so long

" Enjoy the moment, and thank you God for sending Joe along "

When they were seated Joe popped some quarters in the juke box and lo-and-behold he played her favorite song

Wind Beneath My Wings

As he held her close and guided her across the floor

She whispered softly, " oh my, who could ask for anything more?




Comments

Ruby Jean Richert (author) from Southern Illinois on December 03, 2019:

Thank you Charlie. Thanks for stopping by,

Charlie Halliday from Scotland on December 03, 2019:

lovely poem Ruby

Ruby Jean Richert (author) from Southern Illinois on November 22, 2019:

HaHa Sweet Chuckle back at you.

manatita44 from london on November 22, 2019:

Haha.

Are you giving me a hint? (Sweet chuckle)

Ruby Jean Richert (author) from Southern Illinois on November 22, 2019:

Thank you Manatita. I enjoyed dreaming up this little romantic tale, so glad you enjoyed. And, yes there is hope for everyone, so don't give up....

manatita44 from london on November 22, 2019:

Well, there's hope for all of us, sometimes when we least expect it. You created a great scene in an unusual place and made it touching and romantic. Nice!!

Ruby Jean Richert (author) from Southern Illinois on October 30, 2019:

Oh Shauna, your comment has me smiling big time. Thank you. About my rhyming, I want to rhyme every thing I write. I really have a passion for rhyme, sometimes I catch myself rhyming words when I'm talking. LOL Maybe I need to see a Doc.? Whooohoo Thanks again.

Shauna L Bowling from Central Florida on October 30, 2019:

Ruby, you really have a gift of being able to tell a story in rhyme. This is such a beautiful tale. I hope you realize how truly gifted you are!

Ruby Jean Richert (author) from Southern Illinois on October 13, 2019:

Well, I finally got a video downloaded! Woopie……...

Ruby Jean Richert (author) from Southern Illinois on October 13, 2019:

John, thank you for coming back. I hope HubPages gets it cleared up. I think I will try to download again. Wish me luck...

Ruby Jean Richert (author) from Southern Illinois on October 13, 2019:

Thank you Mar. You say the sweetest words. Hope all is well with you and doggies...

Maria Jordan from Jeffersonville PA on October 13, 2019:

Dear Ruby,

The hope, love and romantic heart intertwined in this poem touches my soul.

Beautiful, like you. Love, mar

John Hansen from Gondwana Land on October 12, 2019:

Ruby, it appears the YouTube problem is a glitch that HP are aware of and working on. There is a forum thread about it: https://hubpages.com/community/forum/345436/youtub...

Ruby Jean Richert (author) from Southern Illinois on October 12, 2019:

Hello Genna, So good to see you. I am really upset over You Tube pulling my video off from this piece. I did the same thing you and John did, ( turned everything on ) but it didn't help. I even went to You Tube and subscribed to different videos, thinking they would recognize me, but it didn't help. I still can't download a video. I appreciate your kindness toward my writing. Thank you so much.

Ruby Jean Richert (author) from Southern Illinois on October 12, 2019:

Hello Mike, so good to see you. I wonder where I got the idea for the diner, juke box and dance floor? Oh how I miss our little café and poetry. Thanks for commenting on my romantic piece. I haven't forgotten about Memphis!

Genna East on October 12, 2019:

I am an incurable romantic so I just loooved this. So well done! Bless you dear friend for bringing smiles, hope and more. Hugs.

I, too, ran into a problem with the cryptic "You have opted out of YouTube." Huh? I did the same as John and turned everything on. It worked, but I had no idea of what I was really doing.

Happy weekend, everyone. :-)

mckbirdbks from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas on October 12, 2019:

Hello Ruby - You are such a romantic. Beautiful story, told in rhyme. Nice cafe with a juke box and a little room to dance. Your words flowed as easily as the dancers across the floor.

Ruby Jean Richert (author) from Southern Illinois on October 12, 2019:

Hello Peggy, I love happy endings, so glad you do too. Thank you..

Ruby Jean Richert (author) from Southern Illinois on October 12, 2019:

Hello William. Your comment is making my ego soar. I am happy that you enjoyed this piece of hope and wishfulness. Thank you.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on October 12, 2019:

Your title attracted my attention and I am glad that I took the time to read this because of the sweet ending.

William Kovacic from Pleasant Gap, PA on October 12, 2019:

Beautifully done, Ruby! I was almost ready to ask Joe for a tissue. You have a unique talent, and I enjoy it much! Thank you.

Ruby Jean Richert (author) from Southern Illinois on October 12, 2019:

Hello Haleema, so nice to meet you. Happy you enjoyed this piece. Thank you.

Rêveuse Consciente from Pakistan on October 11, 2019:

A very beautiful theme, I really love it.

Ruby Jean Richert (author) from Southern Illinois on October 11, 2019:

Hello again Rodric, you too! I feel lost without adding a video. I really don't know what else to do. Thanks for your input.

Rodric Anthony Johnson from Surprise, Arizona on October 11, 2019:

John, the same thing happened with my videos on my hubs. I went in and changed the sets. Also, Ruby, I have toyed with the idea of making my own YouTube videos to put in the hubs. We have to be vigilant in updating out hubs because sources go dark and videos get pulled often. I am constantly finding broken links to info. I now keep a back-up of my sources. I have to do that, especially if I am using info from another hub. Writers get banned too often for me to rely on their work unless it is someone like Bill Holland or John. I go to blogs and other places to see if I can get more reliable info for references. I try to make my own videos. Also, Bill has a great forum for this. I am going to put the question to him.

Ruby Jean Richert (author) from Southern Illinois on October 11, 2019:

John, that's exactly what happened. The warning said, " Go to settings to enable cookies. " I clicked it and nothing happened. I have tried again twice and it won't download, and it says the same message. I hope it is just a glitz of some kind. Thank you for your help.

John Hansen from Gondwana Land on October 11, 2019:

Ruby, interesting you should ask about Problems with YouTube. Yesterday I tried to include a YouTube video in one of my hubs and it came up with a warning “You have disabled YouTube..go to settings to enable cookies”. Then I noticed that on all my hubs that had YouTube videos and I couldn’t now even watch videos on other people’s hubs. I went to my settings and changed it to allow everything. I don’t know if you are having the same problem.

If YouTube did just withdraw that particular video “Wind Beneath My Wings” you may be other download a different version of it (there are usually more than one.)

Ruby Jean Richert (author) from Southern Illinois on October 11, 2019:

Thank you Eric. Glad you liked it.

Eric Dierker from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on October 11, 2019:

Really good Ruby, I love it.

Ruby Jean Richert (author) from Southern Illinois on October 11, 2019:

Hello Pamela, so nice to see you. I appreciate your comments on my writing. Thank you.

Ruby Jean Richert (author) from Southern Illinois on October 11, 2019:

Hello John, so happy you liked this piece. I wonder if you can help me? I put a you tube video on and you tube pulled it. I have tried emailing them but when I try my mail service won't accept www.youtube.com It was a you tube video of Bette Midler's Wind Beneath My Wings. Thanks.

Ruby Jean Richert (author) from Southern Illinois on October 11, 2019:

Thank you Brenda. Glad you enjoyed this piece. Cheers..

Ruby Jean Richert (author) from Southern Illinois on October 11, 2019:

Hello Rodric, nice to meet you. I'm sorry this happened to your mother. I can relate. Thank you for coming by...

Ruby Jean Richert (author) from Southern Illinois on October 11, 2019:

Thank you Bill. I put a you tube video on ( Wind Beneath My Wings ) and you tube pulled it. I don't understand why? It made the piece so much better. Anyhow, thanks again.

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on October 11, 2019:

I love me a happy ending, and you always provide, Ruby! Thanks for the feel good this morning.

Rodric Anthony Johnson from Surprise, Arizona on October 11, 2019:

Ruby, what a sweet story for that lonely woman. My mother was lonely after her divorce. It caused her to make some desperate decisions that caused her so much pain. If only she could have been the one in the balcony who a stranger happened upon who was also a decent gentleman.

I don't do poems often. Thanks to John Hansen's comment I found my way here.

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on October 10, 2019:

Such a lovely poem. I could picture each detail.

Great read.

John Hansen from Gondwana Land on October 10, 2019:

A lovely story in this well-rhymed poem, Ruby. Touching, and a pleasure to read.

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on October 10, 2019:

Ruby, this is such a sweet stoey. I really enjoyed your writing.

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