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The Ring's Power Over Me

June 26, 2013
By lipglosser PLATINUM, Merrimack, New Hampshire
lipglosser PLATINUM, Merrimack, New Hampshire
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Favorite Quote:
"Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding." -Khalil Gibran

I see you standing at the door
Beckoning with that ring
My legs tremble
My heart stops
Your cold blue eyes
Piercing into my soul
Your killing me
Why can't you see?
I can't stop the tears from rolling down my cheeks
That ring
Full of sad memories
That burned into my past
Turned to ashes then to dust
Now they are blown back into my mind

Daddy used to wear that ring
It was a precious little thing
But then he gave it away
To my mother living far away
She didn't want it, so she gave it to me
It was the most beautiful ring I had ever seen
Then I fell in love
When you tried on that ring it fit like a glove
So I gave it to you
Thinking it was the right thing to do
You broke up with me not too long after
My life became a complete disaster
Daddy died
And I never got to say goodbye
I'll never be the same
How could I have been so lame?
I gave that ring away
Thinking its seen its better days\
I wanted that ring again
Regretful that I gave it up
A true treasure
In your clutches
I told you I wanted it back
I didn't think it through

Now you gave it back
But at a cost
My emotional state is at a loss
Despair has taken over
My world turning black
The ring now haunts me
Its past dawning on me
Screaming to be heard
You texted me soon after
Saying how beautiful I looked
Trying to get me hooked
During my grieving state
When I was weak

Please just stop
The past is eating me up
Can't take it anymore
That ring's power is too strong
Its been haunting me for far too long
I had enough
Why is that so tough?
I lost my well being
All because of that ring.....

The author's comments:
This is a true story. When my father passed away, I told my friend I wanted my father's ring back from my ex. When she told him, my ex insisted he would give it to me himself. When he gave it back to me, I started grieving for two things: my dad, and my first love. That same day I got the ring back, I wrote this ballad.

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sarah98 BRONZE said...
on Jul. 6 2013 at 7:04 pm
sarah98 BRONZE, Holyoke, Massachusetts
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It is better to write for yourself and have no audience than write for your audience and have no self.

i love how you were able to seperate the different grievences, but bring them together into one vulnerability. its beautiful. Check out some of my work?

on Jun. 26 2013 at 1:31 pm
dwitch31 BRONZE, Mumbai, Other
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the future belongs to those people who believe in the beauty of their dreams

heart touching and deep! there's a lot of subtle emotions in your work....liked it! :)