NaPoWriMo 10 – Slightly Used

The National Poetry Writing Month challenge for today is to write an advertisement-poem.

Slightly Used

by Jan Brown

I have a lovely ring to sell
Ten carats for ten awful years
A desolate decade of hell
Spent gathering abject fears

Red diamonds intertwined with white
The color of my blood and tears
Memories of each terrible fight
But I stay…and he perseveres

Condition of item: slightly used
But no more than my heart
Was sadly broken and abused
Still, we cannot be apart

Will take best offer–buy now and save!
I’ll need money soon to start
My new house–on his unmarked grave
No, we’ll never be apart



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