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Should've, Would've, Could've... [January contest]

This last year, some regrets
If I’d known
Would’ve hedged my bets

Should’ve followed to the letter
Would’ve done more
Could’ve been better

Resolution... [January contest]

This is the year; you wait and see
I will study hard and make up for lost time
I am going to play less

The wolf howls from far away
Stay away from my door
Let him blow YOUR house down

Style / type: 
Structured: Western
Review Request (Intensity): 
I want the raw truth, feel free to knock me on my back
Review Request (Direction): 
What did you think of my title?
What did you think of the rhythm or pattern or pacing?
Last few words: 
I wrote two short ones on the same page. The title of the second one is Resolutions. On the advice of Stan/Scribbler, I divided the two poems better and put the second title at the head of the other, so that the reader would know that it goes with the poem. I think that this format should work for anyone wishing to enter the January contest; as it may be difficult to post a second poem on the same day and to have them close together, so that the reader may compare the two.
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Comments

You should post both the free verse and western classic here and don't forget to put (January contest ) next to title

me to divide the two? Seems a waste of space.

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would make it easier for the reader to do so but it's really up to you.

I like your second stanza it make the title of the poem match with all,thanks & all the best.

I'm glad that you noticed that and glad that you took the time to comment. ~ Geezer.
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style ..same poetry
see stan's specimenical piece Gee

''Should’ve followed to the letter
Would’ve done more
Could’ve been better..''

May I have your permission to re-post mine as

((((((Shouldn't have followed
to the letter
Wouldn't have done more
Couldn't have been better....))) and so onnnn

I hope no '''plagiarism'' involved

LOL Haaa
as I am only a free verser now
am NOT entering the JAN Contest
somehow
god luck Gee
now winner
u BE

I'm not sure how some of the others might take it. Do as you like, only be prepared to take heat for it. I can't win, seeing as how Stan and I are sponsors. Maybe we will figure out some way to be able to win by taking a break and letting someone else sponsor for a change. ~ Gee.
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and Gee
you have a valid reason
I meant no treason
I ain't posting any composition
for Jan's contestation

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