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Eighteen Years (rewrite)

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John Yaws
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0 posted 12-01-1999 11:17 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

Eighteen years of toil and tears
Going down the drain...
Where in our hearts love was a flame
Cold ashes now remain.

The song of love we both once heard
Turned to the sad refrain-
Eighteen years of toil and tears
Going down the drain.

Our plans for our retirement age
Became a sad old joke
And growing old together, babe
All that went up in smoke.

The joy we felt together died-
And turned to nagging pain
Eighteen years of toil and tears
Going down the drain.

There was a time when all our friends
Called our match, Heaven made-
How can a love like we had then,
Slowly ebb and fade?

Until those memories so sweet-
Our bitterness, do stain...
Eighteen years of toil and tears.
Going down the drain.
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1 posted 12-01-1999 11:33 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth   Email Elizabeth   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Elizabeth's Home Page   View IP for Elizabeth

Once again, wonderful job, Gunslinger. It works either way.

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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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