A Taking Girl

1She took my hand in sheltered nooks,
2She took my candy and my books,
3She took the lustrous wrap of fur,
4She took those gloves I bought for her.
5She took my words of love and care,
6She took my flowers, rich and rare,
7She took my time for quite awhile,
8She took my kisses, made so shy --
9She took, I must confess, my eye,
10She took whatever I would buy.
11And then she took another guy.
Publication Notes: 
Stag Lines: The Anthology of Virile Verse, ed. Maxwell Droke (New York: Phoenix Press, 1940): 35.
RPO poem Editors: 
Ian Lancashire