She Sat Alone in a Crowded Room Full of Laughter

Updated on October 13, 2019
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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.

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?




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    • always exploring profile imageAUTHOR

      Ruby Jean Richert 

      9 days ago from Southern Illinois

      Thank you Charlie. Thanks for stopping by,

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      Charlie Halliday 

      9 days ago from Scotland

      lovely poem Ruby

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      2 weeks ago from Southern Illinois

      HaHa Sweet Chuckle back at you.

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      manatita44 

      2 weeks ago from london

      Haha.

      Are you giving me a hint? (Sweet chuckle)

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      2 weeks ago from Southern Illinois

      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....

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      manatita44 

      2 weeks ago from london

      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!!

    • always exploring profile imageAUTHOR

      Ruby Jean Richert 

      6 weeks ago from Southern Illinois

      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.

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      Shauna L Bowling 

      6 weeks ago from Central Florida

      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!

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      2 months ago from Southern Illinois

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

    • always exploring profile imageAUTHOR

      Ruby Jean Richert 

      2 months ago from Southern Illinois

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

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      2 months ago from Southern Illinois

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

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      Maria Jordan 

      2 months ago from Jeffersonville PA

      Dear Ruby,

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

      Beautiful, like you. Love, mar

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      John Hansen 

      2 months ago from Queensland Australia

      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...

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      2 months ago from Southern Illinois

      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.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      2 months ago from Southern Illinois

      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!

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      Genna East 

      2 months ago

      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. :-)

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      mckbirdbks 

      2 months ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

      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.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      2 months ago from Southern Illinois

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

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      2 months ago from Southern Illinois

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

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      Peggy Woods 

      2 months ago from Houston, Texas

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

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      William Kovacic 

      2 months ago from Pleasant Gap, PA

      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.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      2 months ago from Southern Illinois

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

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      Conscious Dreamer 

      2 months ago from Pakistan

      A very beautiful theme, I really love it.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      2 months ago from Southern Illinois

      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.

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      Rodric Anthony 

      2 months ago from Peoria, Arizona

      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.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      2 months ago from Southern Illinois

      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.

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      John Hansen 

      2 months ago from Queensland Australia

      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.)

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      2 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Thank you Eric. Glad you liked it.

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      Eric Dierker 

      2 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Really good Ruby, I love it.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      2 months ago from Southern Illinois

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

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      2 months ago from Southern Illinois

      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.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      2 months ago from Southern Illinois

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

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      2 months ago from Southern Illinois

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

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      2 months ago from Southern Illinois

      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.

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      Bill Holland 

      2 months ago from Olympia, WA

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

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      Rodric Anthony 

      2 months ago from Peoria, Arizona

      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.

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      BRENDA ARLEDGE 

      2 months ago from Washington Court House

      Such a lovely poem. I could picture each detail.

      Great read.

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      John Hansen 

      2 months ago from Queensland Australia

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

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      Pamela Oglesby 

      2 months ago from Sunny Florida

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

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