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False Lover

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False Lover

He turned away at end of day
From his promise to wed.
With loathsome smile, nothing but vile,
Denied what he had said.
“I’ll return home, from which I roam,
To wife who waits for me.
You should forget we ever met,
I’ll not your future be.”
I sadly cried, said he had lied,
He patted my bent back.
 “Oh little one, it has been fun.
But you’re getting the sack.”
Feeling so bad, I called my dad,
Told him my love had lied.
He came so fast with gun to blast 
The one for whom I’d sighed.
In steady voice, said, “You’ve a choice
You’ll either run or die.
No man does live, whom I’ll forgive
For making my girl cry”.

I beg young miss, take heed from this
And do not give your trust
To him who’d bed before you’re wed.
That wedding ring’s a must.

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  1. Date: 2/25/2013 1:50:00 PM
    Congrats on your winning work..Sara

  1. Date: 2/24/2013 1:33:00 PM
    Joyce congrats on your well deserve win. Connie

  1. Date: 2/22/2013 9:09:00 PM
    Good job on this one Joyce! Enjoyed reading. Congrats.

  1. Date: 2/22/2013 6:52:00 PM
    Oh my, Joyce...so beautifully done and I'm in dreadful and deathly fear of your Daddy's gun!... Congrats on your win in this challanging and difficult contest - Tim

  1. Date: 2/22/2013 6:04:00 PM
    this is REALLY good, JOyce. I don't quite recall the rules of this contest but I know I didn't do it because it scared me! Kudos to you and congrats.

  1. Date: 2/22/2013 2:01:00 PM
    Congrad's on your win. Light & Love

  1. Date: 2/22/2013 7:37:00 AM
    Congrats on your win. Well deserved. Connie

  1. Date: 2/22/2013 1:45:00 AM
    Hi congratulations once more Joyce, another well deserving of a winning spot...I am hoping for more time next week for more reading and commenting xx

  1. Date: 2/21/2013 8:36:00 PM
    I loved it! And, as a father who raised a daughter, I can support your message! Or at least resemble it! HA! But, a younger heart that once beat within my chest may have disagreed!! RAY

  1. Date: 2/21/2013 8:30:00 PM
    Love your winning poem Joyce...pd

  1. Date: 2/21/2013 7:33:00 PM
    Nice job, Joyce. Congratulations! Sounds like some dads I knew back in the day!

  1. Date: 1/21/2013 6:44:00 PM
    This is so smoothly said with wisdom that is likely to be ignored. I enjoyed the story.

  1. Date: 1/21/2013 2:32:00 PM
    wonderful poem, joyce! i don't know if i agree with your message at the end, but i love the way you've written it...

  1. Date: 1/21/2013 7:10:00 AM
    Oh Joyce i don't know if to laugh or cry because it has strong elements of anguish and comedy. That last four lines are a doozy, just love this xx