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Advice - from me now to me then

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Advice - from me now to me then

In two years’ time when you can vote
And play the lottery,
The winning numbers for that game
Are nineteen, twenty-three…

I wouldn’t bother dating Jo:
You’ll find she’s got a name;
And when her belly starts to rise,
Of course you’ll get the blame.

Ah, what's the point? You’ll make mistakes;
I won’t change history:
As if I did, you then could end,
A worse off older me.

12/12/12 for David’s Hello/Goodbye contest

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  1. Date: 2/15/2013 10:33:00 AM
    Wow! I've missed reading so many of your winning poems. Congratulations! Great job, Jack! Annalise

  1. Date: 1/8/2013 4:22:00 PM
    Hi Jack, it is nice to stop by your winning poem... A nice way to settle the score... better goodbye and then hello.... always enjoying your poetry and friend ship... your little friend without a pen PD...

  1. Date: 1/8/2013 10:24:00 AM
    Congrats on your 1st place win!!!! // Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 1/7/2013 8:39:00 PM
    Just awesome the wit in this futuristic write...great advice--way after the fact! mail for ya. ps....congrats on your gold medal!

  1. Date: 1/5/2013 4:04:00 AM
    Congratulations friend Jack on your win!! have a nice day! Hugs, maria

  1. Date: 1/4/2013 3:01:00 PM
    Congrad's on your winning write. Light & Love

  1. Date: 1/2/2013 7:39:00 PM
    Congratulations on your big win, Jack. Great advice to your younger self. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 1/2/2013 2:20:00 PM
    If only we could put an old head on young shoulders. It's so hard to be young and find what we do affects us the rest of our lives. Loved the wisdom in this Jack! L)

  1. Date: 1/2/2013 8:31:00 AM
    Congratulations on your winning poem.

  1. Date: 1/2/2013 3:33:00 AM
    Congrats on this awesome win!Happy New Year to you too.

  1. Date: 1/2/2013 12:31:00 AM
    Congrats on a great win, Jack! and Happy New Year to you too!

  1. Date: 1/1/2013 5:48:00 PM
    Congrats Jack on your super win, way to go, xxx

  1. Date: 1/1/2013 4:05:00 PM
    great write and you/ it won,,,, a little gloomy though. Here's to a good New Year ;}

  1. Date: 1/1/2013 2:51:00 PM
    Splendid!Wonderful piece,Jack....Congratulations on your win....Kudos to you,friend...

  1. Date: 1/1/2013 2:46:00 PM
    Very deserving win :)

  1. Date: 1/1/2013 12:15:00 PM
    Congratulations! Wishing you a Happy New Year!

  1. Date: 1/1/2013 7:32:00 AM
    My hearty congratulations on your super win and great write my poet friend, Jack! Happy New Year, too!

  1. Date: 12/31/2012 8:06:00 PM
    Yours was fantastic and you could also put some NEW advice into this one now, if you get my drift. Congrats on the list. I think nearly everyone who entered got a win! Forgot to mention in Hotmail, I hope you will post that poem you told me about. You might as well. Writing is good for the soul. Happy New year, my friend. I will get back to soup in the morning.

  1. Date: 12/31/2012 5:16:00 PM
    good one Jack, Happy New Years and Congrats on win.

  1. Date: 12/31/2012 4:24:00 PM
    Jack congrats on your win, you really should have given all the numbers you know, hope your new year is a happy one....David