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How to give a guy a premarital suitability exam

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How to give a guy a premarital suitability exam

Before the "I do" she must choose
A man that does well in dance shoes
His psyche gives a clue
When employing step two
Ply him to the limit with booze

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  1. Date: 1/8/2014 5:30:00 PM

    Wow lol! Funny Duke.

  1. Date: 9/16/2013 5:41:00 AM

    Loved it Duke. I think I would have certainly fail that test if it was indeed administered.

  1. Date: 9/8/2013 2:56:00 PM

    this remains my favorite of yours for the summer I think!!

  1. Date: 9/7/2013 7:45:00 AM

    well well...I wish I read this 14 years ago... he he.. My x- would have failed the exam... xoxo...Linda

    Beaufort Avatar Duke Beaufort Date: 9/7/2013 8:15:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I have heard this from many divorced people. Your x probably wanted to take advantage of your good nature and hid things from you. Alcohol is a great (if used sparingly) revealer of the inner core of a soul. Thanks for visiting. You have a marvelous heart!
  1. Date: 8/27/2013 7:26:00 AM

    Very well written sir :) . Thanks for taking time & reading my poems too.. Blessings to you.

  1. Date: 8/11/2013 12:19:00 PM

    haha very good advice :)

  1. Date: 8/11/2013 9:09:00 AM

    i like guys who dance, duke... and what a way to discern if he can sway.. what a much-needed tickle; awesome!..:) huggs

  1. Date: 8/10/2013 12:18:00 PM

    - Fun to read .... - Have a relaxed and beautiful weekend Duke ! - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 8/6/2013 3:31:00 PM

    Love your humor Duke! Thanks immensely for the comments and David appreciated your insight. He is much better and will be returning here soon. Take care my friend and keep up the excellent work! Always, Laura

  1. Date: 8/4/2013 5:04:00 PM

    What a chuckle out of this one Mr. Duke! Cheers!

  1. Date: 8/4/2013 4:41:00 PM

    Yes indeed Duke!...A lady I took dancing gave me that very same exam and gave me a solid 'F' but she took pity and married me anyway...

  1. Date: 8/4/2013 1:52:00 PM

    Interesting lines penned..Enjoyed reading this afternoon..Thanks for stopping by..Sara

  1. Date: 8/2/2013 8:20:00 PM

    Smiling, this is actually good sound advice, for booze loosens the lips as well as the hips. Always enjoy your writes Duke. Hugs

  1. Date: 8/1/2013 4:39:00 AM

    Another good one Duke, as usual I enjoyed...Peter

  1. Date: 7/31/2013 1:14:00 PM

    Hahaha, the master of limericks does it again. You should have given me this advice 30 years ago, Duke. I love your poem. I do; Id o; Ido. Licia :-)

  1. Date: 7/31/2013 7:55:00 AM

    haha, A test that many of us women failed to employ!!

  1. Date: 7/30/2013 4:07:00 PM

    Haha, so clever and witty you always are, Duke! This is an awesome limerick, but coming from the master of limericks himself- that comes to no surprise to me! Thanks again sooooo much for all of your continual support and insanely motivating and inspiring words on my poetry, it's people like you that make me feel so proud to be a poet!

  1. Date: 7/30/2013 6:44:00 AM

    OK,, I get the dancing in my swan poem . yes you/ a person has a choice which road to take, I still like this light poetry of yours ;} yes, I think most people are good ;}

  1. Date: 7/29/2013 2:54:00 PM

    HAHAHAHA He said what? That was funny

    Beaufort Avatar Duke Beaufort Date: 7/30/2013 6:17:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hey--Sean--glad you liked it!
  1. Date: 7/29/2013 12:55:00 PM

    This has nothing to do with death,,, I'm referring to my swan poem. Unless your're talking of marriage,,,, I've never been married,,,, never wanted to sign that paper ;} Though I do like the verse ;}

    Beaufort Avatar Duke Beaufort Date: 7/30/2013 6:16:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Debbie, you are right. Your poem does talk about dancing and it got me to thinking about something I have felt for a while. It doesn't matter whether it's a marriage or not. In any serious relationship, we want to know what is at the core of our partner's soul. I know I become more friendly after a drink. It's because I have a true love for most people.
  1. Date: 7/29/2013 11:40:00 AM

    Really got a laugh out of this great advice. Well done :)

    Beaufort Avatar Duke Beaufort Date: 7/30/2013 6:14:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Karen, I knew a guy who was extremely funny and pleasant to be around. He ended up divorced. His mean streak and how he really felt only came out when he became intoxicated. But when it did-oh brother!