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Hubbie refuses to read my poetry (except for a few nice tributes I wrote him over the years), but I forced him to listen to this  teasing one. He almost smiled on one part, told me I was mean, and right after I read it, said, "Now turn the news back on."

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(From the Old Lady) Have I ever told you that . . . you needn’t worry about being bald. You’re kind of cute in your funny hat! Have I ever told you that . . . I don’t mind taking care of the dog you just had to have. But I wish you’d let me get a cat! Have I ever told you that . . . I’m glad you’ve never sung to me. Your singing voice is horribly flat! Have I ever told you that . . . I am very proud of you for losing those twenty pounds. You were never really all that fat! Have I ever told you that . . . you do a lot more good than bad. Give yourself on the back a little pat! Nov. 8, 2020 For the Have I Ever Told You That...... Poetry Contest of John Lawless After 44 years of wedded bliss (more or less), we became officially old when we just got on Medicare this year!

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Date: 11/22/2020 10:34:00 AM
Congrats on your winner, Andrea! A fun read ~ john
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Date: 11/21/2020 6:42:00 AM
A soft touch of tenderness! Congrats!
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Date: 11/21/2020 6:37:00 AM
Oh, Andrea, as we learn after years together the "dance of love" takes on some bizarre forms over time. Thanks for entering the contest
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Date: 11/21/2020 5:43:00 AM
Cute Andrea. :) Congratulations on the win! Linda
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Date: 11/21/2020 2:15:00 AM
I really enjoyed your poem. Your husband sounds very much like mine. I make my husband listen to my finished poems, he does reluctantly but rolls his eyes. I have to say he laughed at my entry in this competition also. Congratulations on your winning placement.
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Date: 11/13/2020 2:46:00 PM
G’day Andrea … after 44 years and the compliments still flow is a glowing tribute - thank you Andrea - Lindsay
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Date: 11/10/2020 6:32:00 PM
Very nice, Andrea. Mike
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Date: 11/10/2020 6:23:00 PM
This was a fun read, including your prologue "now turn the news back on", haha! You got a couple zingers in, but balanced it with some sweet compliments. Hope you have a winner ~ John
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Date: 11/10/2020 2:55:00 PM
Ahhh!! How sweet of you to write him a poem. Some men don't appreciate poetry do they? Thanks for all the visits to my page. Sara
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Date: 11/9/2020 1:10:00 PM
LOL Really enjoyed this poem, Andrea. We all have our imperfections; it's great that you have managed to accept each other "as is" for 40 years! Best wishes in the contest. Hugs, Carolyn PS-Men seem to enjoy limericks more than serious poetry, unless they are poets themselves.
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Date: 11/9/2020 12:18:00 PM
That’s a super write Andrea, I wouldn’t be at all surprised if your other half is secretly in awe of your poetry... Belle
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Date: 11/9/2020 10:57:00 AM
This is so interesting, Andrea!!
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Date: 11/9/2020 8:54:00 AM
Cute Andrea, I like your Title and then how you start the poem from 'The old lady' - The first verse I love, followed by the second last one because my husband has also just lost 22.5 pounds and I too, am very proud of him. Blessings and hugs, Jennifer.
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Date: 11/9/2020 8:23:00 AM
Awww lovely tribute, so romantic in your own unique style..
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Date: 11/9/2020 3:30:00 AM
Wow. Andrea... Love this!!! It's a wonderful and funny look at married life. I love it! A fave. God bless you
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Date: 11/8/2020 10:30:00 PM
Welcome aboard, Andrea, my wife never reads my poetry either, maybe i need to read yours to her...love the poem, the subject, you never fail to enlighten this poetry soup site...
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Date: 11/8/2020 9:49:00 PM
Two people in love and we learn some of their secrets. ~~
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Date: 11/8/2020 5:54:00 PM
Beautifully penned to honor your man. Congratulations 44 years is amazing!
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Date: 11/8/2020 6:04:00 PM
thanks, it's more than double my single years!
Date: 11/8/2020 5:29:00 PM
This is absolutely endearing. I loved loved it :)
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Date: 11/8/2020 3:30:00 PM
Hi Andrea, I found this to be heartfelt and romantic ( in down to earth real life fashion). Best wishes in the contest. Have a wonderful day my friend:-) Alexis
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Date: 11/8/2020 3:30:00 PM
Well, this is all too weird. Are you absolutely certain that you are not MY wife... you sound very much like her... Except she doesn’t write me great poetry.
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Date: 11/8/2020 2:18:00 PM
Great one, Andrea! You are surely the last of the romantics as the old saw goes! Love it - Bob H
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Date: 11/8/2020 1:55:00 PM
This is so sweet and romantic, Andrea. True love that lasts forever. Well done!
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