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Love will triumph

Expensive carpet, furniture of oak -
I glanced around the spacious drawing room,
And stood beside the ornate mantelpiece; 
The atmosphere was one of brooding gloom.

Her father sneered, dismissed me with a snort
(although I’d dressed as smartly as I could);
Her mother begged him, ‘Dear, our Jane’s in love.’
And Jane was silent, feared it was no good.

I stood my ground and told him we’d elope,
And something in him seemed to change at that;
To my surprise, he laughed and shook my hand.
‘I said the same’ - he smiled - ‘we need a chat.’

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  1. Date: 10/5/2013 8:24:00 PM
    This poem brings a smile! Good storyline too, though I think it would be better if it were longer with more description. There is a good, genuine feeling of the time here.

  1. Date: 10/1/2013 6:44:00 PM
    I like how you put yourself in that painting and the path your poem took...congrats! :)

  1. Date: 10/1/2013 4:53:00 PM
    So cute and so succinct. A joy to read. Congrats for your win.

  1. Date: 9/6/2013 10:36:00 PM
    As Russell said below, Jack, great work! Leaves me wanting to know what was said after the handshake! x Always, Annalise

  1. Date: 8/26/2013 8:46:00 PM
    This could be a very interesting chat this lad is about to go through! I'm glad I never had that talk with my wife's father, he really liked me from the start, it was her mother that had to warm up to me! I really enjoyed reading this amazing poem here this evening! What a lovely piece, Great work!!

  1. Date: 8/26/2013 3:49:00 PM
    ahhh, you did very very well with this one. I have not even pondered yet what had happened. But I too got the sense that it was about the couple being in love. well, I am caught up now, finally. time to head home!

  1. Date: 8/26/2013 2:13:00 PM
    Ahh!! Cute one..Reads like a winner to me..Thanks for your visits to my work..Sara

  1. Date: 8/26/2013 10:00:00 AM
    great story, so well told in poetic form!