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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Hard and Soft (04/23/09)

TITLE: A Little Soft Sell and a Hard Bargain
By Verna Cole Mitchell


Once a hard-working man from Topeka
Met a cute little soft-as-silk chica.
When he asked this young miss
If shed give him a kiss,
She replied Not from this senorita.

While youve found a soft place in my heart,
Ive a feeling it isnt too smart
To venture a chance
On any romance
When its hard to know when youll depart.

I grew up in the school of hard knocks
When a sweet talker knocked off my socks.
I was soft in the head;
Now Im cautious instead,
Like a sheep whos afraid of a fox.

I hope you wont harbor hard feelings
For the hard truth in all these revealings.
No more a soft touch
For soft soap and such,
Im quite careful in all of my dealings.

True, a soft-hearted mans hard to find,
But Im sure there is somewhere his kind,
Who will never regret
I am so hard to get,
But hell keep me in his heart enshrined.

When, at last, the young lady stopped speaking
And came to the end of critiquing,
Soft answer began
From hard-working man,
Who had found just the girl hed been seeking.

Im entranced by your soft angel voice
And hard pressed not to make you my choice.
My promise is true;
I will never leave you.
Let us marry, then kiss, and rejoice.

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Charla Diehl 04/30/09
Very cute and fun.
Gregory Kane05/02/09
An excellent bargain.I recently performed a wedding for a young couple here in Mozambique. And when I said "you may now kiss the bride" it genuinely was the first time the girl had been kissed. Now how often does that happen these days?!
Brian Haugrud05/03/09
Fun, Cute, and Creative. An enjoyable read. I love story poetry!
Betty Castleberry05/04/09
Fun! This is like a string of limericks tied together to make a delightful story. You've done it again, dear Verna.
Shelley Ledfors 05/04/09
Wonderful! I love the form of the limericks put together. Very fun and creative. Great job!
Eliza Evans 05/04/09
Smile. Smile. Smile.
How much fun you are, Verna!
Thanks for spreading your goodness and sunshine.

Thank you for sharing your wonderful poetic gift.

ALWAYS a joy and a blessing to read your work. :)

Seema Bagai 05/04/09
Another great piece from one of my favorite FW poets.
Karlene Jacobsen05/04/09
I really enjoyed this fun little romance set to poetry.
Loren T. Lowery05/05/09
Loved the lyrical sense of this limerick, it made me smile : )
I also like how such profound truths can be revealed in so seemingly simple rhymes. Now I will have limericks running in my head all day - which can be good thing!
Chely Roach05/06/09
So clever and fun! Loved this!
Lynda Lee Schab 05/06/09
I LOVED this. Way too fun and clever. Bravo!
Beckie Stewart05/06/09
It always amazes me what some people can do with poetry. I enjoyed this so much and it handled the topic well.
Mona Purvis05/06/09
This is so fun, loved the title. Great entry...on topic.
Kristen Hester05/06/09
Great poem and great fun. I was at wedding where we got to witness the bride's first kiss. They made me BLUSH! Great job!
Diana Dart 05/06/09
Perfect. Fun and sweet and fiesty too. With a grrrrreat ending! Awesome poem - I'll have to recite it to my daughter (maybe she can memorize it later!!)
Joshua Janoski05/06/09
If I could write poetry, then I would write poetry much like this. It's fun, flows smoothly, and has a story to it. This was a super fun read, Verna. Thanks for sharing. :)
Myrna Noyes05/06/09
Oh, this is so funny and cute and clever! :D I loved it!
Janice Fitzpatrick05/13/09
Darling poem. Very creative and so much fun! I love your style of writing hon. Lord bless ya good!:0)