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Mary Ann's Age-Old Excuse

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Mary Ann's Age-Old Excuse

Mary Ann had a boyfriend that she 
gave affection and great loyalty.
Since the age of sixteen
no one else had she seen
but she wanted more at thirty-three!

Her boyfriend, of course, had it made
since regularly, he would get laid.
So excuses he gave
when Mary Ann would rave
about marriage. . . and  unwed they stayed.

Getting pregnant was her coup d'etat 
when she said, “You will soon be a pa!”
She said, “Furthermore, Bruce,
I don’t need an excuse.
In my mind we’re a pair - common-law!”


For Black Eyed Susan's Excuses Poetry Contest

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  1. Date: 1/14/2013 10:26:00 AM

    Love the way you pinned this ,,,, I see it won as well. nice!

  1. Date: 1/12/2013 11:58:00 AM

    Andrea, lovely win... SKAT

  1. Date: 1/11/2013 4:39:00 PM

    This is a good one, an excuse that has lasted the test of time. Great job and win.

  1. Date: 1/11/2013 3:02:00 PM

    What can one say? Why would she even want him..I guess I'd say that? You picked a BIG excuse Andie. Congrad's on your win. Light & Love

  1. Date: 1/11/2013 12:09:00 PM

    Congrats on your win with this jem. soup mail

  1. Date: 1/10/2013 10:46:00 PM

    Wow. Great poem Andrea....congratulations....Seren

  1. Date: 1/10/2013 7:56:00 PM

    Congratulations Andrea. You're always in the winning list. I am still around but the holidays curtailed my time quite a bit. I'm back in full force I hope. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 1/10/2013 5:50:00 PM

    Andrea, nice to see you on Susan's winning list... always~ PD

  1. Date: 1/10/2013 4:52:00 PM

    Congrats, Andea, This is such a hoot:) Jag

  1. Date: 1/10/2013 1:28:00 PM

    You go Mary Ann!...make that sucker pony up...'d'etat' and 'pa', huh?...Very clever rhyming, my friend and congrats of course - Tim

  1. Date: 1/10/2013 7:37:00 AM

    oh, your poem dear Andrea makes me laugh...two thumbs up!! Congratulations on you win!!! hurray!! hugs, Maria

  1. Date: 1/10/2013 7:17:00 AM

    Bahaha! Best line ever: "Since regularly, he would get laid." You are hilarious. Congratulations!!

  1. Date: 1/10/2013 7:16:00 AM

    Congratulation Andy, this gave me a chuckle I can remember all the excuses I came up with the first time my husband asked for my hand lol xx

  1. Date: 1/2/2013 2:29:00 PM

    what I'm saying' is. at one point and time I was the excuse maker. avoiding the marriage he would offer. my family would tell me why stick around if you do not love him. I told them the MONEY IS GOOD. now look at me years later. stupidly in love. and torn over my stupidness. we female are also good when it comes to making excuse when it comes to love making. LIKE~ 1. My head hurts. 2. I'm tired 3. I've been feeling sad all day leave me alone. 4. I'm on my period. LMFAO. (and I was not) LMFAO

  1. Date: 1/2/2013 2:24:00 PM

    ahh. Limericks you said the word laid. I'm surprise no one has reported this poem 2the soup. I actually got the image of the man having so much sex. who needs not to marry when you have it made. Reminds me of my man;-) all the excuses he would make when he brought up marriage. hum or, was it I who was in it for the money. How does it work Miss Andrea. Can a female hold on to a man without marriage. and only commit to a common law marriage for the money.

  1. Date: 12/30/2012 5:53:00 PM

    Loved this one immensely! I can't enter into contests in the last week, leave comments in blogs or send a help message to team PoetrySoup... Could you do contact them for me? I'd be eternally grateful... It seems to be happening to several people... Your friend. Carol Eastman

  1. Date: 12/29/2012 11:45:00 AM

    Love this!

  1. Date: 12/28/2012 2:29:00 PM

    Cute one..Many women end up in that situation..Thanks for stopping by..Reads like a winner for Black-Eyed Susan's Contest..Sara

  1. Date: 12/28/2012 5:57:00 AM

    She got him by the nuptials...nice write Andrea

  1. Date: 12/27/2012 9:48:00 PM

    This is a riot Andrea! Made me laugh out loud!love,DEb

  1. Date: 12/27/2012 4:43:00 PM

    Quite the ruse, her old excuse. She got him where it counts. Now I'm sure Bruce will think next time before a girl he mounts. Everybody loves a limerick Andrea. Thanks! Enjoyed! Hoping your holidays are fiiled with lots of goodies.

  1. Date: 12/27/2012 2:13:00 PM

    No more excuses Pa, Marry me, nice write Andrea, Merry Christmas , hope it was a good one for you, xxx

  1. Date: 12/27/2012 12:49:00 PM

    I love your creativity in this poem. Very articulate Andrea. Nice one!! Luv, Gail

  1. Date: 12/27/2012 11:41:00 AM

    Andrea, this is great. I love a good Limerick. Dave

  1. Date: 12/27/2012 11:34:00 AM

    Wishing you the very best with this livley write; for the contest Andrea.."

  1. Date: 12/27/2012 9:22:00 AM

    I want to thank you for all the nice poem you have shared with me in the year 2012, and that you have taken the time to read my poems. - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 12/27/2012 8:17:00 AM

    Ha Ha, she cooked his goose you sly poetuse. Wishing you wonderful holiday season. Warmest thoughts, Ralph

  1. Date: 12/27/2012 6:05:00 AM

    Yes,Very witty Limerick here By you Andrea!Enjoyed very much.

  1. Date: 12/27/2012 5:25:00 AM

    Clever, clever Andrea. Loved this witty write by you, yes its an excellent entry for the contest dear. Good luck to you.

  1. Date: 12/27/2012 4:00:00 AM

    You know, Andrea, this is very clever, love to know what you were thinking when you wrote this little gem....

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