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Ten Minutes To Decide

He is standing on the bridge, the fingers of the clock ticking on
But do I want to marry him; will this suitor be the only one?
Why can he not court me, and in the proper fashion
Do you think I should say yes, out of sheer compassion?

They say love will come, it can and it will grow in time
But I am not sure, if I want him to be mine
Romance, roses and honour, is that all I should expect 
Do you think of him a good husband, this one should I select?

The time is ticking by; he looks impatient and looks vexed
Tell me what to do, I am unsure, I am perplexed.
But one thing I know, and that is if I have ten minutes to decide
I do not think I want to be a hurried and unloved bride.

© GG 14/06/2013
Contest entry: George Dunlop Leslie sponsored by Isaiah Zerbst 

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  1. Date: 7/7/2013 1:04:00 PM
    interesting one must say! Congrats ~SKAT~

  1. Date: 6/20/2013 10:33:00 AM
    Mandy, a well deserved first--Love the way you ended the poem--too many times true!

  1. Date: 6/18/2013 5:19:00 PM
    Wonderful write Mandy and well deserved of first place, Congratulations. Take care, Richard

  1. Date: 6/18/2013 4:27:00 PM
    Congratulation on this favorite win. Warm Smiles, Connie

  1. Date: 6/18/2013 6:20:00 AM
    congrats on a great win Mandy

  1. Date: 6/18/2013 1:54:00 AM
    if ever a poem was written with self belief it was this wondrous piece, an absolute gem, and well deserved first place,,

  1. Date: 6/17/2013 9:16:00 PM
    This poem is really "in the moment"! A ten minute journey into the complexities of a painting. I also like your use of older words and ideas for an authentic Victorian feel. Brilliant conclusion! Congrats on your first place win! You should be proud of this poem!

  1. Date: 6/16/2013 10:01:00 AM
    Mandy outstanding write Shadow x

  1. Date: 6/15/2013 11:18:00 AM
    love this thought provoking write, my friend - congrats on your wins : )

  1. Date: 6/15/2013 4:32:00 AM
    An interesting piece Mandy.The final stanza sums it up so nicely.

  1. Date: 6/14/2013 6:02:00 PM
    Yup, if he can't court he doesn't deserve the woman! Light & Love

  1. Date: 6/14/2013 3:40:00 PM
    I agree with that not wanting to be hurried to make such a major decision that would effect the rest of one's life..Great topic and excellent presentation of that topic..Enjoyed reading it this afternoon..Sara

  1. Date: 6/14/2013 2:02:00 PM
    Hi GG good to be back and reading your words, good luck in the contest, all the best Poetowen

  1. Date: 6/14/2013 12:39:00 PM
    You are right. 10 minutes is not enough. A woman needs more time and sometimes we still pick the wrong one. Thanks for sharing. I am getting a little better.... Lucilla

  1. Date: 6/14/2013 11:48:00 AM
    I think the last two lines is self explanatory, no you should not rush into it, take your time Mandy, xxx

  1. Date: 6/14/2013 11:15:00 AM
    Looking out for your heart, even though it's living this seductive rush of it all. Quite the conundrum. Nicely done!