I CAME, I SAW, I CRIED

CONCERTS COME AND CONCERTS GO.

SOME EVEN COST A LOT OF DOUGH.

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SOME ARE GREAT AND SOME ARE WRONG.

SOME ARE WEAK AND SOME ARE STRONG.

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BUT THE VERY BEST ONE BY FAR

FOR THIS ONE NIGHT …A SHINING STAR.

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ON SEPTEMBER 5TH I HEARD THEM SING

WITH AN ORCHESTRA AND ALL THEY BRING.

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THEY STOOD THERE, ALL THREE, HANDSOME AND YOUNG,

PRIDE IN THEIR EYES, MUSIC ON THEIR TONGUE.

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WHEN THEY BEGAN I STARTED TO WEEP

I’VE HAD VISIONS OF THIS IN MY SLEEP.

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I SNIFFED A LOT AND LOOKED AROUND.

ALL WERE MOVED BY THAT WONDROUS SOUND.

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IT CAME FROM IGNAZIO’S HEART AND PIERO’S SOUL

BEAUTIFUL GIANLUCA HAD A GOAL.

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HE WANTED TO PROVE HE LOVED US BACK

BY GIVING US WHAT WE ALL LACK.

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ITALIAN WORDS, AT AN ITALIAN PACE,

IN AN ENGLISH SONG SO FULL OF GRACE.

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WE ALL STARED IN DISBELIEF

TIME MOVED QUICKLY, THE SHOW SEEMED BRIEF.

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THERE NEVER WAS A TRIO WHO 

COULD MESMERIZE LIKE THESE GUYS DO.

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IT REALLY HAPPENED, THIS QUEST WE SHARED

HOW COULD ANY OF US HAVE BEEN PREPARED.

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TO HEAR WHAT WE HEARD, TO SEE WHAT WE SAW

IMPOSSIBLY WITHOUT A FLAW.

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THEY WON MY HEART OH, A WHILE AGO.

AND ON THIS NIGHT I LOVED THEM SO.

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THOSE ANGLES SANG TO US,  THEY SANG TO ME!

MY BODY SHOOK, I KNEW ALL COULD SEE.

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THE PASSION I HAVE FOR THESE THREE GUYS

TOOK NO ONE THERE BY SURPRISE.

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MOTHERS, DAUGHTERS, FATHERS TOO

ALL HAD A LOOK AS IF THEY KNEW.

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THESE LADS WILL GROW UP TO BE MEN

WE HEAR THEM NOW, WE’LL HEAR THEM THEN.

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BUT ON THIS NIGHT, OH, THIS NIGHT OF JOY!

I SAW HEAVEN THERE AND NOT A BOY.

~Marie

24 thoughts on “I CAME, I SAW, I CRIED”

  1. Oh, Marie, it is beautiful! I can feel your emotion…on this night of joy…I saw heaven there…

  2. Doggone, Marie! I’m crying again! I love your last line…
    “I saw heaven there and not a boy.”

    I’ve been watching Ignazio on Ti Lascio Una Canzone in honor of you three!
    seeing the Boy
    (With a voice and emotion like that, he must be a man! : )

    If at some point you feel post-concert like some of us (myself included): Ack! I want to go to another concert! How can I wait a year?

    Here’s Our Boy Ignazio from Ti Lascio Una Canzone (on YouTube) with my dreams for next year’s concert series…

    I would love to see this as one of Ignazio’s solos. Wow!!!
    Ignazio Boschetto al Festival della Canzone

    And can’t you just hear IL VOLO performing this together?!
    Ignazio Boschetto – Adamo: Quando l’amore diventa poesia

    Ignazio and Al seem to have so much fun sharing this duet!
    Ti Lascio Una Canzone – Al Bano Ignazio Boschetto – L’amore
    (Is it possible? Ignazio looks so much more grown up in this song than others from Ti Lascio Una Canzone.)

    Sending you love and gratitude (and awaiting certain *other details* ; )
    ~ Jeanine DuBois, Compassion’s Doorway

  3. Oh, Marie!!! It is the middle of the night and I am sitting here crying like a baby, I could see that all of those beautiful phrases came straight from your heart and soul, and my feelings matched yours, word for word.Thank you for sharing your amazing talent and love of Il Volo with all of us.

    P.S. I can’t wait to hear details about the concert and the M&G! Did you and Loretta get your hugs, I hope?
    Helen

  4. If anyone should doubt if Marie can write poetry with the best of them, herein lies the answer, she’s a regular Emily Dickenson! That was spectacular, I printed it and it actually made me mist up! I’m so happy for you.

  5. Marie that was beautiful. All the things I feel about those angels. Thanks for putting my thoughts into words.

  6. Marie, this is simply wonderful! You have a way with words like none other. Pure beauty! So wonderful of you to share your words with us. I can only imagine how your heart was soaring to the limits watching these superb young men IN PERSON! 🙂

  7. Pass the tissues, please! Marie so speak so well for so many of us! Maybe someday, I’ll be able to go in person to a concert to cry my eyes out!

  8. That was beautiful, Marie. It started off my morning with a lump in my throat and a warm glow in my heart!

  9. Marie is very talented. Beautiful poem. Il Volo should be so very honored that they can inspire such heartfelt words.

  10. Oh Marie, what beautiful poetry! What an amazing talent you have. Thank you for sharing. I am more than ready to see them in Philadelphia.

  11. Just walked in the door from my 6 hr. drive from Detroit. Wanted to see if anyone read the poem I posted at 2:30 this morning. I can’t believe what I found!! You all made me cry! Thank you. Thank you all for such kind words! The Boys are pure inspiration to us all! Plus I kinda’ liked the concert!

    Drum roll please! I have a story to tell you all you wouldn’t believe if I didn’t have pictures as proof!! I wouldn’t believe it either and I was there!! I have to down load the pic’s and attend my sisters retirement party tonight. I’ll try to send it all to you tonight if I’m not too tired. Honest, it’s worth waiting for. Right Board Sisters?

  12. Marie, I couldn’t wait to see if you and Loretta commented on last night’s event, so I went on this morning at work and found your poem. It’s a good thing I get in before everyone else because your poem brought me to tears. How beautiful. I felt every emotion and knew I would feel the same as you if I saw them. Can’t wait to see the pictures and hear the tales.

    Thank you so much for sharing that poem with all of us. You are so special!

  13. Marie, that was absolutely BEAUTIFULL, it expresses all of our feelings. I also just finished reading your encounter with the boys, and all I can say is that I lived that scenario with you and wished that dream could come true for me too

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