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The Date Was Not Worth Keeping



The date was not worth keeping.
The time was not well spent.
The fruit was not worth reaping.
It was a lament.

The date was not worth seeing.
The form was not for shape.
The style was not worth freeing.
It was an escape.

The date was not worth preeing.
The test was not by class.
The lock was not worth keying.
It was a morass.

The date was not worth cheering.
The voice was not in tune.
The song was not worth hearing.
It was a lampoon.

The date was not worth holding.
The dance was not with beat.
The move was not worth molding.
It was a retreat.

The date was not worth knowing.
The truth was not to trace.
The yield was not worth showing.
It was a disgrace.
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