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He who hesitates is lost

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Below is the poem entitled He who hesitates is lost which was written by poet Connie Marcum Wong. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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He who hesitates is lost

Sue saw her dream man seated, waiting there
With highlights of sun in his auburn hair.

She coyly sat down at a table near-by
Then took a deep breath; let out a long sigh.

Her heart beat fast as she stole a glance
While day dreaming of their future romance.

Sue had waited for this prince all of her life. . .
Now checking her lipstick in the blade of her knife,

She would make him her own, as the waiter drew near,
“Dinner for one” she loudly proclaimed without fear.

His eyes turned toward her; her face all aglow. . .
She would patiently wait to see what would follow.

A pretty brunette then entered in off the street
And zeroed in on the prince she was eager to meet.

Was it okay to join him? There was no room in the place.
He pulled out a chair for her with a smile on his face.

They sat there close together enjoying the day
As Sue paid for her meal and her dreams slipped away.

The lesson she learned: accept what it cost. . .
She who hesitates, not just He who hesitates is lost!



For The Catch Phrase Contest/ sponsored by Deborah Guzzi
(My catch phrase: He who hesitates is lost)

I may have not entered this correctly? I will wait to hear from you Deb.

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  1. Date: 7/12/2010 7:43:00 PM
    hmmm, but maybe that other woman was expected all along. This is one I had never seen, Connie! Was glad to find it here. I had a guy say that expression to me once. He waited to long for our second date and my husband to be had come along by the time he called me back!! Luv, Andrea

  1. Date: 6/21/2010 8:17:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win in Deborah Guzzi's contest "Catch Phrase" Connie. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 6/15/2010 5:22:00 PM
    Congrats on your win!

  1. Date: 6/15/2010 9:12:00 AM
    Congrats Connie on your winning poem in the Catch Phrase contest with this awesome write..enjoy your special win today..with luv from the "Sweetheart"

  1. Date: 6/7/2010 4:52:00 PM
    Hi Connie :) Super glad you were able to make it for this catchy contest :) & I really enjoyed your take on your catch phrase! :) I was really drawn in what would happen to Sue, and she did learn a fine lesson ;) another thought came to mind as well as I read this--"if you never try, you'll never know"--wishing you the best in the contest--nikko :)

  1. Date: 6/7/2010 10:47:00 AM
    I see the weekend brought a lot of inspiration to all PoetrySoup Poets. I enjoyed reading your poetry today Connie. Wishing the best to you in the contest. Love, Carol