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The 4th Man Tango

The story of this Russian beauty will long be told
...for no greater love story could ever unfold.

She left her Mother Russia in search of love and gold
...but love and yellow metal soon left her feelings cold.

"You must learn to tango," a wise woman said.
"You will soon find the right man to love and share your bed."

"You will find a new truth in this dance," the beautiful lady was told.
"The truth in the man is in the dance you will behold."

"How can the Tango reveal truth in a man?"
"...because Tango reveals the heart, mind and soul like nothing else can."

She met handsome tangueros from far and near.
In abrazo she danced ...ocho cortado, secada ...and had no fear.

The first tanguero stepped up to try his hand.
"Be mine ...and I'll dance with you the best that I can."

He danced his dance as best he could
...but alas his rhythm was not understood.

The second tanguero stood up to take the floor
...he too left the Lady wanting much more.

Then came the third tanguero who danced straight to her heart.
He promised on his honor that they would never ever part.

...but just when the connection felt so right
...the third tanguero danced out of sight.

"That's it! No more!" ...and she hung up her shoes.
"I can't get rid of this pain and these god awful blues."

In time there came a 4th man to tango and the connection felt great.
"You have to keep dancing," he said, "because the music won't wait."

She put on her shoes and they sparkled with light.
She knew it was a sign that the 4th man's tango was right.

They held each other closely as the Tango wailed on
...and danced at the Milongas until well past dawn.

Whenever you see them you will hear their loving laughter
...for as this story is told they lived happily ever after.

Written by
Albert V. Sheppard
February 24th, 2003


“We pass by potentially great friends, compatible business, cultural, and political exchange partners, and possible perfect mates everyday and FATE NEVER causes us to meet them, in a safe environment for a long enough time to discover that we like each other. We are programmed by Hollywood films and music and media stars to reject anyone who does not immediately meet our usually misguided standards. Perhaps that is a fact of life and may even be a instinctual human trait, but we know it fails to recognize a more developed and current human state. I personally have tried the pen-pal, friends, social networking, dating, matching, and marriage sites for many years with some temporary success, but they did NOT meet my most important expectations, needs, wants, desires, and goals. Their concept is good, but misdirected. It is hard enough to deal with the random odds, the random chance, the fickle fate, and the chaos in the real world; so why extend it into the virtual world. My future websites take into account these social networking and dating/match-making site short-comings, their trial-and-error approach, their best intentions, their best concepts, and their best practices and adds a structure to give nature an intelligent helping hand.

I have NO doubt that each of us can do some small or BIG things to stop violence; raise better children; stop violence against women; stop drugs and alcohol abuse; ostracize the ignorant conservative politicians and their controllers, who want to take the world backwards in the misused name of traditional values; raise your voice, your pen, your blog, and your web site to stomp out racists and religious bigots -- do NOT be silent (your silence implies consent); stop global threats and human suppression by countries of their own people and their threats to other nations and territories; remove the causes of terrorism; help capture or kill terrorists and dangerous criminals; create global friendships with appreciation for global cultures find ways to communicate effectively with people, who speak other languages; give aid and care for others in disasters; get rid of world poverty, disease, starvation, illiteracy and ignorance, rape, child abuse, pedophilia, and the rampant abuse of our globe and the protective atmosphere. Help immigrants, seeking a better life and trying to support their families, to do so. Make a legal path for illegal immigrants seeking to do the work that you and I reject, etc. Do not accept the globe the way it is. We can make it better. Just do something! Even a small thing. Any action you take, no matter how small, will set off ripple effects that will reverberate around the world. Courage is not the absence of fear, but overcoming your fears.

Albert V. Sheppard
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