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Eighteen Years of Toil and Tears

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John Yaws
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0 posted 11-30-1999 08:00 PM       View Profile for John Yaws   Email John Yaws   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit John Yaws's Home Page   View IP for John Yaws

I took time to think it out
Before I pulled my ring...
off my left ring finger-
And I gave the thing a fling.
I watched the diamond glittering
While sailing through the air.
And knew there was a whole lot more
Than jewelry going there.
Eighteen years of toil and tears
All going down the drain-
A lot of happy times together
Mixed in with the pain.
chorus:
Iíll pack my bags and drive away
and hear this sad refrain:
Eighteen years of toil and tears
going down the drain.

All couples have their hard times
I guess that we did too..
But somehow things were not as rough
As long as I had you.
How can two people so in love-
Fall out of love again?
Eighteen years of toil and tears
going down the drain.
chorus:
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[This message has been edited by Gunslinger (edited 11-30-1999).]
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This is a song for sure. I can even hear it.
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2 posted 11-30-1999 11:25 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth   Email Elizabeth   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Elizabeth's Home Page   View IP for Elizabeth

How very heartbreaking, Gunslinger. It works nicely as both a poem and a song.

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Nail to the mast her holy flag,
Set every threadbare sail-
And give her to the god of storms,
The lightning and the gale!
-Oliver Wendell Holmes
 
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