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When She Says Guess My Age

Guess My Age

By Elton Camp

If it’s a woman who asks, there’s no way to win
So I don’t plan to get caught by this one again

If she is really forty but fifty is the guess I told
She is outraged because I think she looks old

If an age younger than hers I happen to name
She will certainly be offended just the same

Her reaction will be, I am unquestionably sure
“It seems that you think I look very immature!”

Daring to guess a woman’s age is a bear trap
Avoid getting caught - don’t open your yap

It’s like attempting a live bomb to defuse
Cut the blue, red or green wire - you choose


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  1. Date: 2/13/2013 10:47:00 AM

    Very very cute...too bad this subject bothers some women...and men I guess.....

    Camp Avatar Elton Camp Date: 2/13/2013 10:52:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Women can do more than men to hide their age. I'm 72 and look every day of it. Thanks for taking the time to comment. Elton