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Guessing Games

From the moment we met, he played a game
Started out telling me to guess his name
     And when I asked, “Don?”
     He responded, “Right on!”
This lucky guess led to more of the same

“What do you think I do for a living?”
I hesitated, had some misgivings
     “Steer the space shuttle?”
     Got no rebuttal
So on this roll, I felt I was winning

“Bet you a kiss you don’t know where I live”
My mind was draining faster than a sieve
     “A beachfront villa?”
     (The truth would kill ya)
So many guessing games I now relive

After dating three months, his wife found out
Burst into our love nest, called him a lout
     Eight kids behind her
     All hungry they were
Don Juan he was, but surely no space scout

If you meet a man and he asks you to guess
Take it from me and avoid this distress
     He may be akin
     To Rumpelstiltskin
The anger later is hard to suppress

Now I’ve learned to turn the tables on men
Asking them to “guess” again and again
     My private life hid
     Won’t remove the lid
And I’ve convinced some that MY name’s John Glenn

*Entry for Tracy's "Make Me Giggle" contest

Copyright © Carolyn Devonshire

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  1. Date: 4/22/2014 10:44:00 PM
    What a beauty it is. Guess it has nothing to with you or someone you know, Congrats !!

  1. Date: 4/22/2014 10:53:00 AM
    And this is Carolyn's witty side!! Love it :) still smiling :) Like I told you last time...looking forward to sharing the same podium, maybe a step higher...and so it is!! Congrats..a merited win :) / paul

  1. Date: 4/22/2014 5:08:00 AM
    Wonderful and witty Carolyn,,, loved this one,,,Congrats on well deserved great win !

  1. Date: 4/22/2014 3:52:00 AM
    I loved your humorous wording in this piece Carolyn. Congratulations on your win!

  1. Date: 4/22/2014 1:49:00 AM
    I think I am reading it again, congrats on the win, Carolyn

  1. Date: 4/21/2014 9:21:00 PM
    This is simply marvelous Carolyn.. Put a huge smile on my face....Congratulations on your win...hugs Tim

  1. Date: 1/7/2011 11:59:00 AM
    Sorry it's taken me so long to extend my congratulations on a wonderful win for this great poem. I am still catching up after being out of internet reach for two weeks over the holidays. But I tender a hearty congratulations now. Well deserved for this creative and well written twist on the story 'Rumplestiltskin'. Love, Deb

  1. Date: 12/31/2010 2:16:00 AM
    happy cheers on your win, carolyn.. witty!.. huggs, nette

  1. Date: 12/30/2010 5:04:00 PM
    Congratulations on your win..Sara

  1. Date: 12/30/2010 1:40:00 PM
    So kewl.This deserved to be a no.1 winner.I can't shut up today so mabee I'll get some comments done.Thanks for the no.10 win Carolyn you get well.Luv your friend Teresa

  1. Date: 12/30/2010 9:10:00 AM
    Congratulations Carolyn on your first place win with this modern fairy tale .poem. Super job. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 12/30/2010 9:01:00 AM
    Carolyn, congratulations on your first place win in John's contest.. Brilliantly done, hope you are feeling better today, love Wilma

  1. Date: 12/30/2010 8:23:00 AM
    Hooray for you, Carolyn, this is a hoot! Well deserving Number one in John's contest!! (Hope you are feeling much better today!.....a little winning may help perk up your day!! :) Love, Carrie

  1. Date: 12/30/2010 7:55:00 AM
    Congrats on your well deserved win in this contest, you are such a creative poet. Please keep your creative caps on and let your poetry pen keep painting your poetry pads with paints of passion. Enjoy the honor as I wish you many more. Love always, Adeleke

  1. Date: 12/30/2010 7:31:00 AM
    LNC..I didnt know if I should laugh or cry when I saw your 1st...congrats dear friend. More later..BG

  1. Date: 12/30/2010 7:24:00 AM
    absolutely well deserved ..... I thought it was very funny....congratulatons on your first place....marvellous....your poetry is always memorable Carolyn......sincerely Syd

  1. Date: 12/30/2010 6:29:00 AM
    this is so good, and i believed Rumpelstiltskin was true, Ha ha just kidding. Love Harry, hope you are feeling better.

  1. Date: 12/30/2010 6:05:00 AM
    Congratulations on this well deserved first win in the contest of John, Carolyn

  1. Date: 12/30/2010 5:23:00 AM
    Congratulations on your 1st Place win Carolyn in John Heck's contest. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 12/30/2010 4:17:00 AM
    Many congratulations for this well deserved win dearest carolyn. A very happy New year to you and your Family.