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Richard Jones - How Did You Meet Your Wife?

Swimming the English Channel,
struggling to make it to Calais,
I swam into Laura halfway across.
My body oiled for warmth,
black rubber cap on my head,
eyes hidden behind goggles,
I was exhausted, ready to drown,
when I saw her coming toward me,
bobbing up and down between waves,
effortlessly doing a breaststroke,
heading for Dover.  Treading water
I asked in French if she spoke English,
and she said, "Yes, I'm an American."
I said, "Hey, me too," then asked her out for coffee.

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How Did You Meet Your Wife? - Comments and Information

Poet: Richard Jones
Poem: How Did You Meet Your Wife?
Volume: The Blessing
Year: Published/Written in 2000
Poem of the Day: Jun 10 2013

Comment 2 of 2, added on January 3rd, 2012 at 4:26 AM.

I came, I read this article, I conqureed.

Karinthia from Estonia
Comment 1 of 2, added on April 25th, 2006 at 8:24 AM.

I don't mean to be rude or anything, I think it's a very nice poem. I just can't seem to find the rhyme scheme to this poem. Does it even have one? I've TPCASSTT it to Hell and back and I still can't seem to pick up on it. I'm looking to do a peice on it for English Class, you see, so if anyone can help me out I would be greatful.

B. L. Bushong from United States

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