Just Once

She’s awful young they say
But time and again
I prove myself
to be mature, hard working

I traveled overseas
quite a few trips
I came back with not a scratch
only romantic dreams

I went to school
picked a career
didn’t work out
bounced back, flourished

I married
and multiplied
most think us doomed
ten years going strong

My words ignored
unsolicited advice abounds
I’ve loved, lost, moved on, made mistakes
living life

She can’t possibly understand they think
But just once
I wish they would try me
give me a chance.

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