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You placed my heart upon a shelf
Thinking of no one but yourself
Now you’re begging me to come back
But when alone, I stay on track

I’m sure that if I “acquiesce” 
To your unexpected request
I’ll end up on that shelf again
Growing intolerance for men

So, my ex, I must say farewell
On pain you caused I will not dwell
If I gave in, returned to you
I’d surely wish I’d bade adieu

Another gal will come your way
If you acquiesce, she might stay

*For the "Love of Language" contest

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  1. Date: 4/2/2012 8:53:00 PM
    congrats Carolyn on winning an HM for this quality poetry on contest theme luv.. enjoy honor..

  1. Date: 4/2/2012 10:06:00 AM
    You chose a meaningful word, Carolyn! Beautiful write...I love the ending. Congratulations on your win in Deborah's Contest! Ruben.

  1. Date: 4/2/2012 9:12:00 AM
    Congratulations Carolyn on your win!! Big huggsss--love the punch line ;) love,deb

  1. Date: 4/2/2012 8:22:00 AM
    Congratulations on your HR in the contest "For Love Of Language" Carolyn. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 3/29/2012 11:28:00 AM
    Thank you so much for your kind comments on my poetry Carolyn. I truly enjoy reading yours. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 3/26/2012 4:47:00 PM
    Reads like a winner..I like the word that you chose for your own..Thanks for the honor of placing in your contest..The contest filled really fast..I know that there are some good ones in it..I will try to read some tonight..Sara

  1. Date: 3/24/2012 10:36:00 AM
    Don't you acquiesce, Carolyn. Men are no damn good, that is young men, now us old guys - well, that's something different. But you gotta get someone so old that he is harmless - I mean, the dude is in the throes of alzheimers. (spelling) Enjoyed this fine poem mucho. Love, daver

  1. Date: 3/24/2012 8:25:00 AM
    Clever write, Carolyn - I love the adieu line : )

  1. Date: 3/23/2012 11:29:00 PM
    Like this one, your language is cleverly and interestingly formed. You are a great poetess. Thank you and write on please.

  1. Date: 3/23/2012 5:48:00 PM
    Wonderful Carolyn, so much emotion in your words. I wish you all the best in the contest!

  1. Date: 3/22/2012 12:04:00 AM
    Great write! I love how you showcased the one word. I always love to read your work. Best wishes in the contest. Blessings from one Jersey/Florida girl to another, Rhonda

  1. Date: 3/21/2012 10:01:00 PM
    OUCH and GREAT! Love how you brought that full circle, brilliant write, hon! Debbie will be sure to enjoy this! Hugs, Cyndi

  1. Date: 3/21/2012 9:24:00 PM
    Hey sweet Caroline,you really hit the nail on its head with the love of language.. Great use of word..and a very meaningful poem too-How are you? Much love Charma

  1. Date: 3/21/2012 9:14:00 PM
    This is one of the best poems by you Carolyn! I truly enjoyed every part of your write! What's my favorite line you ask, well it happens to be, "I'd surely wish I'd bade you adieu" a line that happens more often than not I'm afraid! I enjoyed going through the journey of your poem! I love your write a lot!

  1. Date: 3/21/2012 8:40:00 PM
    Now thats deep...........brings a "Ponder" of my past.Enjoyed~God bless you Carolyn. ^Rick

  1. Date: 3/21/2012 6:50:00 PM
    Well done, Carolyn! Good luck in the contest. I can surely relate with this one. Take care, Caroline.

  1. Date: 3/21/2012 4:51:00 PM
    Oh it is so wonderful just to read your awesome poetry again, after all that has been going on here lately. you are showing here in your poem your strength of character, and i wish to remind you that i'll never forget how you came to my aid when i was being attack by someone on this site. good luck in contest. harry