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If you had the choice of two women to wed,
(Though of course the idea is quite absurd)
And the first from her heels to her dainty head
Was charming in every sense of the word:
And yet in the past (I grieve to state),
She never had been exactly "straight".

And the second -- she was beyond all cavil,
A model of virtue, I must confess;
And yet, alas! she was dull as the devil,

And rather a dowd in the way of dress;
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The choice is very easy. Marriage has certain purpose which I am sure a saint cannot fulfill

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Which of the two would you choose, I wonder, The stolid saint or the sparkling sinner? A million dollar question which only men can answer.

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Varsha M 06 March 2021

This is the dilemma one has to fathom. One who knows self choose the best.

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Deluke Muwanigwa 06 March 2021

Choices and voices. A great poem. Hmmm...i wonder what i would do

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M Asim Nehal 06 March 2021

The stolid saint would be better than sparkling sinner.

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MAHTAB BANGALEE 25 January 2021

last line is the great question of the whole poem

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duke perry abrokwa 28 December 2020

i will always choose character over beauty

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Rose Marie Juan-austin 28 December 2020

A wonderful poem that tingles the mind.Beautifully crafted. Cleverly written.

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John Yaws 05 December 2020

A person would certainly face a quandary here, but the sinner would quite likely prevail.

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Mahtab Bangalee 11 March 2019

from this " ? " this elaborated world is

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