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Advice for Young Women

(song lyrics)
My daddy he once told me
"Hey, don't you love you any man"
"Just take what they may give you"
"And give but what you can" – from Gale Garnett’s “We’ll Sing in the Sunshine”

For all you young women who search for a mate -
don’t give up your freedom so soon!
If there is someone you just want to date,
hold off on that honeymoon!

Meet lots of people; take time to play.
What’s the hurry for people to marry?
Sing in the sunshine; laugh every day.
What’s wrong with “temporary?”

I see it so often; folks rush to the altar.
There’s plenty of fish in the sea.
Most of the time, the passion will falter.
Take a good year, then set yourself free. 

Unless you want heartache or some weird hassle,
just take my advice if you can.
Women, you’re able to make your own castle
and live in it like you’re the man!

Aug. 19, 2019
For Edward Ibeh's Choose Your Own Title, Vol 7 - Songs - Any Form Poetry Contest
Song title chosen: Inspired by Gale Garnett’s  “We’ll Sing in the Sunshine” (not necessarily my real opinion… or is it?)

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Date: 8/21/2019 11:46:00 PM
Hello Andrea … everything these days is wanted yesterday. Long gone are three year engagements - enjoyed this verse Andrea - Lindsay
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Date: 8/20/2019 5:50:00 PM
Congratulations on your win in my contest with this well-written, encouraging write, Andrea:-) I dig it!
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Date: 8/20/2019 1:42:00 PM
This poem reminds of the song,"You Better Shop Around" I wish you luck in the contest. Peace & Love Matthew Anish
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Date: 8/20/2019 11:21:00 AM
Marriage is slowly but definitely becoming less important in the lives of couples - they choose to normally live together before they get married - our youngest son met his girlfriend in his 2nd year at University, went out and lived together for 10 years and married 3 years ago. Awesome poem Andrea! Hugs Jennifer.
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Date: 8/20/2019 9:57:00 AM
Don't know the song but it's sound advice Andrea. Tom
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Date: 8/20/2019 7:45:00 AM
Really cool and fun poetic advice Andrea. I loved everything about this. Best wishes in the contest.
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Date: 8/20/2019 5:27:00 AM
Beautiful advice, Andrea... Loved the ending...
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Date: 8/20/2019 3:30:00 AM
I look upon this poem as a reflection of the song, So advice apart, you wrote what you were asked to do. Best for a win. Hugs.
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Date: 8/19/2019 6:56:00 PM
An inspiring and empowering poem, Andrea, and a wonderful companion piece to the song. I especially love your last two lines for a great finale! Best wishes for a win and warmest wishes for you.. ~Susan
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Date: 8/19/2019 6:00:00 PM
nice response to the song...good sound advice for all to follow....perhaps there would be less divorce :) hugs
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Date: 8/19/2019 5:49:00 PM
i think that's fantastic advice, andrea! your rhyming is off the charts in this delightful poem, too...
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