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Suitors Calling, Charles Wood

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Suitors Calling, Charles Wood

In times of old when manners mattered
Suitors came to court young daughters

'Twas up to he the head, the father
To chose a husband for his daughter

At times the father's chose for wealth
Strength in character,tall and stealth

Did not matter if she be smitten
He'd take her hand, as it was written

The mother of the daughter tried
To steer and guide the father's mind

In the end he chose what was best
She'd learn to love him like the rest. 



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  1. Date: 1/11/2014 9:10:00 PM
    Fathers do not always know best but far too many times the daughters choice are no better. I liked your write.

    Oliver Avatar Jennifer Marie Oliver
    Date: 1/12/2014 10:23:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Aye your words may be true. Sometimes I wonder how things would be if we went back to these old ways. Fathers chose for love of child and ability to keep them in same or above financial status. Young women today chose love instead and sometimes their choices are sometimes rotten. I know for me my picker is just plain broken. Therefore I no longer pick. Saves the aggravation.
    Oliver Avatar Jennifer Marie Oliver
    Date: 1/12/2014 10:21:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Aye your words may be true. Sometimes I wonder how things would be if we went back to these old ways. Fathers chose for love if child and ability to keep them in same or above financial status. Young women today chose love instead and sometimes their choices are sometimes rotten. I know for me my picker is just plain broken. Therefore I no longer pick. Saves the aggravation.
  1. Date: 8/28/2013 6:25:00 PM
    Whoops, I see the painting now. Goes well with the painting!

  1. Date: 8/28/2013 6:22:00 PM
    Well done sonnet! This reminds us that the good ol' days weren't that good. I can't figure out who Charles Wood is?