Rosie O'Donnell Pens Poem About Meeting Ivanka Trump: "I Was Captivated by Her Beauty"

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Rosie O'Donnell

O'Donnell posted the lengthy poem to her official site Thursday, which detailed her emotional state following her reignited public feud with Donald Trump and her brief encounter with Ivanka.

Rosie O'Donnell may have rekindled her decade-old public feud with Donald Trump, but her ill feelings towards the Republican presidential candidate were pushed aside during a chance meeting with daughter Ivanka Trump.

On Wednesday, O'Donnell revealed to her Twitter followers that she had met with Ivanka in New York and engaged in a thoughtful conversation with her "mother-to-mother." In a poem posted to her official site Thursday, the comedian sheds more light on their brief encounter.

The poem, titled "8 million to one," details O'Donnell's inner thoughts as she notices Ivanka and husband Jared Kushner sitting in a restaurant a week after engaging in yet another war of words with Trump following the Sept. 26 presidential debate.

"I am tired. This is the first time I have been out — out of bed really, to be honest — since the debate. I have been sleeping a lot. Depression clings to me," she writes. "It’s hard to walk, to shower, to try, to care."

O'Donnell notes that when she first spotted the couple, she was "stunned" by Ivanka's face and Kushner's "calming charm." She told her friend Ivanka was "the most beautiful woman I have ever seen," only to find out that it's the daughter of her public enemy.

"We stood to move to another table, but I knew I could not stay," the poem reads. "My heart, I worried, would break again."

But after O'Donnell took the plunge and introduced herself to the couple, Ivanka "smiled genuinely, her husband was warm and gracious." The comedian writes that during their short, four-minute meeting, she talked about her children and shared some of the "pain and shame" she's endured, telling her, "I just wanted you to know."

She ends the post on a pensive note: "I wrote a book once about bashert, the concept of meant to be. It has comforted me on my darkest days, when my inner voices scream 'you deserved it' — as her father has, same as my own."

Read the poem in full below.

i saw 4 cops – security i thought
well dressed
jovial – handsome – “yo rosie”
“wasssup men” my common reply

we walk toward one of the quiet booths
behind the stairway
i am tired
this is the first time i have been out

out of bed really – to be honest
since the debate
i have been sleeping a lot
depression clings to me

it’s hard to walk
to shower
to try
to care

i see a couple
sitting close together
in a small corner booth
directly across from me

i watch them
stunned by her face
and his calming charm
they were definitely a THEY

obvious for all to see
oblivious to all seeing them
love works like this
i thought

two
so connected
alone together
in a crowded corner

“that is the most beautiful woman i have ever seen”
i say aloud to dana
she turns to look – turns back at me
“that’s ivanka”

can’t be i said
no it can’t be
it is –
she reassures me

what r the chances i say to myself
as dana walked to the hostess station to ask
i stared at the young couple
as they ate – unaware

i was captivated by her beauty
it blinded me so
i didn’t realize it was even her
til dana walked back to the table –

nodding slowly
yes
she said
it was

dear god
i prayed
guide me
out of here

we stood to move to another table
but i knew i could not stay
my heart i worried
would break again

it did 4 years ago
i won’t survive another one
change ur life
is the prescription

i walked the 5 steps toward her table
introduced myself
she smiled genuinely
her husband was warm and gracious

i told her of my children
some truths about myself
my pain and shame
she was absurdly kind

“i just wanted u to know”
i said in a shaky quiet voice
i then made my way down the large wooden stairway
into my waiting car

the entire encounter
start to finish
was 4 minutes
max

i wrote a book once
about bashert
the concept of
meant to be

it has comforted me
on my darkest days
when my inner voices scream
u deserved it

as her father has
same as my own

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