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Band Of Gold

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hoot_owl_rn
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Band of Gold

What powers did that band posess
That simple band of gold
To make me want to stay with you
In a love that had grown cold
To make me want to risk my life
To give you health and more
What was it about the ring that kept me
From walking out the door
Or did the ring mean something else
To keep me staying here
Or was it not the ring at all
But simply just my fear
I should have realized sooner
That a ring does not love make
That marriage should be compromise
Not one give all, the other take
And so I give you back your ring
As I walk out the door
For you see, It's just a band of gold
Just that and nothing more

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"Nobody has measured, not even poets, how much the heart can hold" ~Zelda Fitzgerald
© Copyright 1999 Ruth Kephart - All Rights Reserved
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1 posted 07-31-99 12:34 AM       View Profile for Elizabeth   Email Elizabeth   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Elizabeth's Home Page   View IP for Elizabeth

All I can say is-I am sure glad you walked out that door and into Netpoets! You're a talented poet, and I look forward to reading your work! This piece was another touching one.
hoot_owl_rn
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Elizabeth, thank you for your kind words.
Sheila
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3 posted 07-31-99 01:04 AM       View Profile for Sheila   Email Sheila   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sheila

I have lived this myself...well written poem
elvira
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4 posted 07-31-99 08:03 AM       View Profile for elvira   Email elvira   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for elvira

can't think of an eloquent or clever reply at the moment, but i enjoyed this poem, thanks hoot

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I will live my life as i, will undoubtedly die - alone. ~Morrissey~
hoot_owl_rn
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Sheila and Elvira, thank you both so much
Delores Hall
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6 posted 07-31-99 05:24 PM       View Profile for Delores Hall   Email Delores Hall   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Delores Hall

That was well written.A ring don't mean a
lot if there is not love or consideration
or compromises or trust.Happy writing.
tulip
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7 posted 07-31-99 05:30 PM       View Profile for tulip   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for tulip

Hoot,
I respect you alot for going through with it. I'm going through it right now, but haven't left. Hat's off to you, hoot!!!
aziza
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8 posted 06-02-2007 03:01 AM       View Profile for aziza   Email aziza   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for aziza

Lots of courage in this poem -- and I think it is very well written.  I am glad that I found it in the archives here.

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Enjoyed

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