Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, THE BLUNDER, by HARRY RANDOLPH BLYTHE

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THE BLUNDER, by                    
First Line: The girls in my vicinity
Last Line: That was the fatal blunder.
Subject(s): Love - Complaints; Marriage; Weddings; Husbands; Wives

THE girls in my vicinity —
Ah, there were quite a few —
All used to be so neighborly
When I was twenty-two.

There always was a pretty maid
To say that I looked fine,
And any of them, unafraid,
Would go with me to dine.

They used to call me "Good Prince Hal"
And lend me kisses plenty,
Oh, every maiden was my "pal"
When I was two-and-twenty.

But now things are not just as they
Were in those times of yore,
They slight me terribly to-day,
Though I'm but twenty-four.

The reason any fool can see
Why our lives lie asunder —
I married one at twenty-three,
That was the fatal blunder.

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