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(For Joan Marie Sutton)


I never thought Iíd meet you,

At a wedding party on the hill.

Would I be happy and very kind?

Because you did give me a smile.


Hand in hand you said you liked me;

Eye to eye showed what it would be.

My loneliness had gone away.

Oh my dear! What did you say?


The short time I spent with you,

And for the first time I knew

I learned a lot about your world.

It made me feel I wasnít alone.


Since Iíve been in this country,

Without relatives and my family.

Iím free as a dove;

Would you mind giving me your love?


My life was as sad as an empty house;

I felt like a horse living in a town;

I didnít know what to I do ó

No sign to go; no place to move.


I lie on my bed; eyes open wide.

An inspiration comes to my mind.

For the first time Iím thinking of you;

And for the first time, I tell you the truth.


(St. Louis, Sept. 10, 1978)


Vinh Liem


   Contact: Vinh Liem

                   1 Applegrath Court, Germantown, MD 20876-5613 (U.S.A.)


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