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The Suitor Charles Wood

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The Suitor Charles Wood

He came to her home with one goal in mind.
Today he would ask for his true loves hand.
He wore his best to make an impression.
Carrying himself with a certain pride.

Today he would ask for his true loves hand.
Her father, a stern and powerful man.
Carrying himself with a certain pride.
The young man so nervous began to shake.

Her father a stern and powerful man.
He listened as his daughter's suitor spoke.
The young man so nervous began to shake.
His heart felt like it was about to burst.

He listened as his daughter's suitor spoke.
A great anger brewed from down deep inside.
His heart felt like it was about to burst.
His body tensed he wanted to attack!

A great anger brewed from down deep inside.
His lovely wife stepped in and held him back.
His body tensed he wanted to attack!
The young man stood firm, he held his resolve.

His lovely wife stepped in and held him back.
While his daughter looked the other way.
The young man stood firm he held his resolve.
In the end true love and courage prevailed.

He wore his best to make an impression.
Yet it was his spirit that won the day. 
In the end true love and courage prevailed.
He came to her home with one goal in mind.

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  1. Date: 10/5/2013 8:47:00 PM

    Excellent ending! Almost a moral poem really. I am rather fond of stories and poems with morals. Thank you for writing this poem and entering my contest.

  1. Date: 10/2/2013 3:20:00 PM

    congrats on your win in the contest with this very plausible story behind the painting...and thanks for your very kind comments on mine :)

  1. Date: 10/2/2013 2:51:00 PM

    A wonderful poem, Richard! Congratulations on your win, as well!...Thank you for the kind comments!

  1. Date: 10/1/2013 8:37:00 PM

    Wow! Master of Words, I bow my head and spirit... Great work, Rick! Love, Hanitra

  1. Date: 10/1/2013 7:28:00 PM

    Congratulations on your placement, Rick. :)

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 10/1/2013 7:35:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Becca! :0)
  1. Date: 10/1/2013 6:50:00 PM

    you did a fine job with the painting Richard...I think this one is a great write! Congrats on your win :)

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 10/1/2013 7:00:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Sandra.:0)
  1. Date: 10/1/2013 5:07:00 PM

    Awesome way to do the challenge, using that style that suits you so well, the pantoum form. BIG congrats for your win.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 10/1/2013 6:31:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Andrea
  1. Date: 9/13/2013 11:50:00 AM

    Sir, I want your daughter's hand in marriage. Have you seen her mother? No, sir, but if you don't mind I still prefer your daughter. Thanks for reminding me of the mother-in-law joke.

  1. Date: 9/11/2013 1:51:00 PM

    I think this suits the theme of the painting very nicely. Wonderful work, Richard!...I have also entered this contest with my poem titled, "Love Will Triumph"...Thank you for the nice comments. I really appreciate it!

  1. Date: 9/8/2013 8:20:00 AM

    A spectacular piece to start my morning with. A plan, a goal, a reason...love's achievement. Awesome.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 9/8/2013 1:57:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Drake
  1. Date: 9/8/2013 5:44:00 AM

    funny we both chose and saw the same things in this Richard I enjoyed your portrayal Shadow x smile gl

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 9/8/2013 6:48:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Shadow, I will check out yours.
  1. Date: 9/7/2013 11:48:00 PM

    Excellent. Beautifully written. Enjoyed reading it. Tfs

  1. Date: 9/7/2013 2:07:00 PM

    A lovely and charming write.. I loved it especially the ending, and the first line ~:-) He came to her home with one goal in mind(-:~ it conquers all imagination. Richard! that really caught my attention. The title-- I love how you added every line with class. which is something i could barely ever do. I love the feeling of true love , __IS eternity__ always~ LINDA

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 9/7/2013 2:18:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    What a great comment Linda. Thanks so much.
  1. Date: 9/7/2013 12:24:00 PM

    Great job, Richard...You described the painting well...

  1. Date: 9/7/2013 12:19:00 PM

    This is an awesome pantoum, Rick! I love how your repeating lines are so relevant in each stanza, in the way they are used and flow together to tell the story. Really really great job on this.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 9/7/2013 2:16:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Becca, this one bent my mind. I'm surprised it is coherant.
  1. Date: 9/7/2013 9:59:00 AM

    wow this is good poetry, love this form also,, would make a brilliant visual scene, lots of passion here, enjoyed...

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 9/7/2013 11:49:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Harry, it was a difficult style to tell this story with. I however enjoyed the challange. It is for Isaiah's contest.