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Wisdom of the Cougar

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Wisdom of the Cougar

She thought by marrying an older man
She would forever look young in his eyes
He led the way, ‘twas a child that held his hand
Until he met with an early demise
Older now, she finds herself attracted
To young men more likely to outlive her
But my, oh my, how her peers reacted
With choices she made, they could not concur
Fiftyish gal with a thirtyish mate
He showers her with such great affection
And he doesn’t mind she can’t procreate
But from old friends she's scorned by rejection
These friends have husbands who are cheating now
For men have desires to feel young as well
Their marriages hang from a fragile bough
As these men fire blanks at much younger belles
*Entry for Dr. Ram’s “Cougar Effect” contest
By Carolyn Devonshire

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  1. Date: 7/5/2011 4:25:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win Carolyn in Dr. Ram Mehta's "Cougar Effect" contest. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 7/4/2011 11:51:00 AM
    haha, that was getting even at the end, the men firing blanks. What a clever line. I like this poem, and I am surprised I'd overlooked it before. Congrats for your win, Carolyn.

  1. Date: 7/3/2011 12:50:00 PM
    I can't believe how many contest results I've missed - many congrats on all your recent wins, my friend : ) I'll have to check out your latest contest

  1. Date: 7/3/2011 4:11:00 AM
    The sad truth of it all. Many congrats on your SUPER WIN, Carolyn. Lainie

  1. Date: 7/3/2011 1:18:00 AM
    big CONGRATULATIONS for you and for your great wonderful and well-deserved work of poetry! ^_^ junjun

  1. Date: 7/3/2011 1:18:00 AM
    Hey there Carolyn ;-) congratulations on your win in Dr. Ram's contest, hope you will enjoy your time away.. Love Wilma

  1. Date: 7/3/2011 1:17:00 AM
    big CONGRATULATIONS for you and for your great wonderful and well-deserved work of poetry! ^_^ junjun

  1. Date: 7/2/2011 6:45:00 PM
    Copngratulations Carolyn on yoursuper win. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 7/2/2011 5:12:00 PM
    wow gal! you sure tell it like it is..there was something to be said for the days when young adults were hand held into and through puberty by older wiser, kinder, more & women, con grad's on your win, light & Love

  1. Date: 7/2/2011 4:38:00 PM
    I am much impressed by the expressions on the theme of the poem, carolyn. My congratulations.

  1. Date: 7/2/2011 3:17:00 PM
    Carolyn-I love it. LOL-he doesn't mind she can procreate! Congrats. on your very well deserved win in Doc's contest!

  1. Date: 6/13/2011 6:51:00 PM
    A clever twist with words. I loved it

  1. Date: 6/11/2011 8:36:00 PM
    Blanks HA! I'm Diggin this poem. I am 35...where is this lady?

  1. Date: 6/11/2011 8:27:00 PM
    very well written, very creative as most of your poetry is. good luck in contest. thank you for commenting on Heaven's Delight. yes Sunday the 12th of June we are have a birthday part for him, My Granddaughter Erika will be here also, it is not very often that her and Brandon are here at same time, so looking for to it. I wil give him his poem in his birthday card. so everyone on soup has seen it, before my Daughter Amy, Brandon's mom did.

  1. Date: 6/11/2011 7:47:00 PM
    Very nice write here Carolyn and good wisdom of wishes..

  1. Date: 6/11/2011 12:31:00 PM
    I can certainly understand your attraction to affectionate younger men. Who cares what the jealous ones say? Good luck in the contest!

  1. Date: 6/11/2011 10:05:00 AM
    Whipped this one right around, Carolyn! haha firing blanks. This is going to be a great contest with all sorts of facets to come out about this subject. Great job from an equally great angle. enjoyed your poem this Sat Morn... dang.. it's already after noon! Good afternoon Carolyn! And Good luck in the contest

  1. Date: 6/11/2011 9:01:00 AM
    Always a pleasure reading your words.Thank you for your kind words on my win....have a great day.....Kacey

  1. Date: 6/11/2011 8:23:00 AM
    To paraphrase Will Rogers - I never met a cougar I didn't like. Nice poem - it should do well in the contest. Mike

  1. Date: 6/10/2011 10:25:00 PM
    Aha! I knew you were a cougar haha! Very entertaining poem here, Carolyn. So much life wisdom here.