Day 21 – NaPoWriMo/A to Z Challenge /Music Prompt: Poem – Octaine Refrain – “Just Because You Can” #NaPoWriMo #AtoZChallenge #MusicChallenge 

Today’s NaPoWriMo prompt us “to write a poem that incorporates overheard speech, I’m using a part of song lyrics.” The A to Z Challenge for a GoodRead’s author’s Quote is for the letter R. Also I’m incorporating MindLoveMisery’s Menagerie Music Prompt on the Dolly Parton Song “Jolene” performed recently with the a capella group Pentatonix. 


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When the sun has set, no candle can replace it.” ― George R.R. Martin


Please don’t take my man, just because you can, 

Your beauty is immeasurable, unique, 

I wish my man wasn’t who you were seeking. 

I know my request you don’t understand, 

You can love again and do it easily. 

I wish you didn’t make him feel so pleased, 

He loved me before your auburn hair strands, 

Brushed past his face, and made him so weak. 

Please don’t take my man, just because you can. 

Please don’t take my man, just because you can. 

Your voice so soft like summer rain, laughing, 

Your sense of humour for him attractive. 

You float through life a stunning star ambling, 

Not thinking of women like me you hurt. 

Your seduction done so freely, not worth —

The heartache you cause just because you can. 

I can’t love again, so value what you have, 

Please don’t take my man, just because you can. 


“Jolene” – Dolly Parton and Pentatonix



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7 thoughts on “Day 21 – NaPoWriMo/A to Z Challenge /Music Prompt: Poem – Octaine Refrain – “Just Because You Can” #NaPoWriMo #AtoZChallenge #MusicChallenge ”

    1. Hi Lorraine I’m happy you liked my poem, it is a sad one just in the song itself, maybe because it’s relatable for many people or we feel empathy/sympathy for this woman who is ‘begging.

      I was hoping Toronto would make it to the second round, they were so close, to lose in OT like that is tough! Usually I’m not Toronto fan as the sports world on our one Canadian TV station would always play Toronto games over Edmonton, Calgary, Vancouver etc. and since my family didn’t have cable TV until I was 17, that channel CBC was our only sports channel. So basically Toronto in for my family/friends is almost as bad as Calgary is lol. And many of the people I grew up with feel the same. However, because they were Canadian, I would have liked to see them go farther. But I did laugh when I saw an Oilers fan post in the Oilers Facebook group “What’s one more year.”

      However being that Toronto has the only Canadian Baseball team, NBA team, and Rugby team, I would cheer from them more in these sports 🙂

      Cheers Lorraine 💕


    1. It’s a good point Rosema. I think though in the song this is based off of, she really does love this man but some men are men and to easily seduced away for something less meaningful then what he has with the speaker. She is definitely agonizing. Thanks for commenting 🙂

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