A Chance Encounter (A Poem)

The night is young and so am I
A historian with a curious eye
I sip my beer and watch the crowd
Hoping for a spark to light my shroud

The music plays a nostalgic tune
A reminder of a distant moon
A time when heroes fought and died
And left behind their stories to confide

Then I hear her voice so clear and sweet
She asks me for a vacant seat
She holds a bag of books so fine
A sign of a cultured and brilliant mind

She looks at me with hazel eyes
And I feel a surge of butterflies
She smells of jasmine and orange bloom
A scent that stirs a long-lost memory from my room

Who is she and where is she from?
Is she the one I’ve been waiting for so long?
Or is she just a passing dream?
A fleeting glimpse of what could have been?


Published by Alex Diaz-Granados

Alex Diaz-Granados (1963- ) began writing movie reviews as a staff writer and Entertainment Editor for his high school newspaper in the early 1980s and was the Diversions editor for Miami-Dade Community College, South Campus' student newspaper for one semester. Using his experiences in those publications, Alex has been raving and ranting about the movies online since 2003 at various web sites, including Amazon, Ciao and Epinions. In addition to writing reviews, Alex has written or co-written three films ("A Simple Ad," "Clown 345," and "Ronnie and the Pursuit of the Elusive Bliss") for actor-director Juan Carlos Hernandez. You can find his reviews and essays on his blogs, A Certain Point of View and A Certain Point of View, Too.

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