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Dilemma of a Big City Girl

Updated on September 28, 2013

Mary lived in New York City

She was just tired of it all

It seemed that most of the men

Were liars and cheaters

Big time gamblers

And the divorced ones

Were just too tired

Was there a decent man in the city?

Mary often wondered

And she was thinking of leaving

But the neon lights

Had her hypnotized her

And the hustle and bustle

Was like nowhere else

She sure wished

That her life was like that

Of Sex and the City

And she could get advice

From Carrie, Miranda, Charlotte, and Samantha

But her life was far from glamorous

And she longed to find romance

A prince who would sweep her off her feet

And love her for the rest of her life

Just where she wondered

As she searched the city

Was there a decent man

Who wasn’t married or was still single

She took note of those she’d met

The one who fought with his divorced wife

And had to be shared with ten children

The single one who hadn’t married

Because no one could live with him

The one who swore he wasn’t married

Until his wife came along and took him away

The gambler, the perpetual liar, and the sinner

She had met them all

She supposed the best of them

Was the hard working business man

Who always fell asleep by ten

They would spend their money on her

Wine her and dine her

And then the troubles would begin

Finally Mary came up with a brilliant idea

Her very best friends had a band

So she got together the boys in the band

And they were awed by her plan

On Saturday they gathered in Central Park

It was crowded and the day was fine

Mary climbed up on the highest rock she could find

She looked down at the band

And said,”Boys, hit it!”

They started to play

And people gathered round

Mary began to sing

When she was done

There were more than a dozen men

Helping her down

The boys in the band

Quietly disappeared

Others drifted away

And Mary started shopping

Hoping to find the cream of the crop

© 2013 Gypsy Rose Lee


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    • wetnosedogs profile image

      wetnosedogs 3 years ago from Alabama

      That's a tough problem there. Hope she found her one and only.

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      Jackie Lynnley 3 years ago from The Beautiful South

      Hope she found her hero...but seriously doubt it. I think all the heroes are dead. lol

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      Richard Francis Fleck 3 years ago from Denver, Colorado

      I enjoyed this imaginative narrative with hope instead of despair.

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      mr-veg 3 years ago from Colorado United States

      Nicely portrayed dilemma of a girl :) Sometimes we get the things when we stop searching for them, isn't it ? :D

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      Jamie Lee Hamann 3 years ago from Reno NV

      Maybe they are out in the country? Great Poem loved it. Jamie

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      Kari Shinal 3 years ago from Fayetteville, NC

      Loved the descriptions here. It is a tough market out there. I like the solution. The subtle invitation through music to bring forward those with like minds and hearts. Good on Mary! Thank you Gypsy!

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      Randi Benlulu 3 years ago from Mesa, AZ

      How fun was this?! I was commiserating with Mary and wondering how you got my story....but then the ending....changed it all! Great job with this! Thank you! up+

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      You are such a great storyteller through narrative poetry like this, and music is a wonderful medium to bring together many and I never thought of it as a shopping expedition, but I hope she found a decent man out of the lot.

      Up and more

      God bless, Faith Reaper

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      Rosemary Sadler 3 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

      What a fun read, I loved the solution. I hope she found her hero. I had to smile at the line 'And Mary started shopping'

      Up and Awesome

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 3 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      Funny! I hope she found the one she was seeking and lived happily ever after.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Hard to find true love in such a big city wetnosedogs.

      Perhaps you're right Jackie but it's good to check just in case.

      Glad you enjoyed this juneaukid. There must always be some hope.

      Sometimes when we least expect something good comes along mr.veg

      You mentioned the country Jamie and cowboys popped into my mind. They're surely not city dwellers.

      Glad you enjoyed this Kari. It certainly is a tough market.

      Glad you enjoyed this btrbell and thanks for the vote.

      Glad you enjoyed this Faith. Thanks for the vote. It is like a shopping expedition in a way. God bless.

      Well she had to compare Rosemay. Thanks for the vote.

      Sure hope it all worked out in the end. A daring thing to do Blossom.

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      ocfireflies 3 years ago from North Carolina

      how wonderful--when all else fails, call in the band-loved this piece-a definite V+



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      Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      So true the band saved the day Kim.

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      Michael-Milec 3 years ago

      Hi gypsy-rose lee.

      Hope that sad story discontinued in her life. Dilemma is one of the most troubling challenges of life to face.

      Voted up and interesting.

      Wishing you peaceful afternoon.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Glad you enjoyed this. Sometimes love is so hard to find in the big city Michael. Thanks for the vote. Hope you're having a relaxing and great Sunday.

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