General Poetry posted March 24, 2022

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A free verse poem

You May Keep My Ring

by Ritasher

You may keep my ring,
One that was my mother's,
One that I forgot on the table in the kitchen
At your hotel-like flat
Where everything looks nice,
Smells nice, tastes nice,
But feels off
Like this house lacks home.

You may keep my ring.
May it remind you every time you open the drawer
(Where it probably lays)
That there's something important you forgot,
But you don't know what.

You may keep my ring
Even though there were promises
You didn't keep.
I'm not just some girl you brought home,
And I know I wasn't your toy,
But oh boy, it feels wrong to know
I couldn't accept you,
Because I couldn't accept myself.
Therefore, you couldn't accept me as well.

You may keep my ring,
Because I know --
Getting it back won't get me back the part of me
That dissolved somewhere within your city,
Within your eyes,
Within your heart,
Somewhere within your past.

Free Verse Poetry Contest contest entry


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