Strange Love

I realized I didn't know the stranger looking back at me
That mirror is a liar, that's plain to see.
I hadn't been out in a year, since the divorce
There was a period of mourning that had to run its course
A friend trying to get me out there wanted to play pool
I knew what he was doing, but I played the fool
She waited on me, waif with red hair bringing me a rum and coke
She kept coming back, a twinkle in her eye when she spoke
I didn't know her, and she didn't know me  
Strangers in a bar, probably all we'd ever be
She kept messing with me, and I messed back.
"Didn't your mom teach you not to talk to strangers," I asked?
"You're no stranger than the rest of these  guys"
My buddy left, after beating me mercilessly despite a number of tries
I hung around, as I really had no where else to go
And there was this redhead I wanted to know
She told me her eyes were blue but they were gray to me
Reminded me of storm clouds over an angry sea
We sparred all night with humor and wit
She was smart and funny, and had a ton of grit
When she got off work, we went next door  
For some breakfast and coffee and to talk some more.
I could have talked to her all night, and that's what we did.
We talked about our past, our exes, and kids
We talked until the sun started to show
And the more we talked, my feelings would grow
Falling in love with a stranger, I'd never done it before
But then I realized, she was a stranger no more.
Written by TimWombles
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Written for a contest
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