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Together again- poetry

Updated on January 14, 2015
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I am a writer of poetry and fiction. I especially love flash fiction. My name is Ruby, and I live in Southern Illinois. I am a retired R.N.

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They entered the golden gate holding each others hand

Their earthly time spent in complete disarray

He cheated

She walked away

Life on earth spent far apart

Because

Sin's of the unfaithful heart

He died thirty years before she

Her time finally arrived

Hoping to find him, her unspoken plea

Standing by Peter at the pearly gate

Her lover

Her never forgotten soul mate

They entered the golden gate holding each others hand

Together they will live eternally

In God's promised land.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      3 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Kevin. Happy you thought it was graceful. Thank you for sharing...

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      The Examiner-1 

      3 years ago

      That was graceful Ruby. I voted it up and shared it.

      Kevin

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      3 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Audrey. I love happy endings too. Thank you for a well done comment...

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      Audrey Howitt 

      3 years ago from California

      I always love a happy ending! Well done Ruby!

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      3 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Genna, yes it takes forgiveness and love. Thank you for a beautiful comment...

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      Genna East 

      3 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      Love, hope and forgiveness…aren’t these three of the qualities that enable us to reach and pass through those Pearly Gates? Beautiful poem, Ruby. Thank you! :-)

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      3 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello again Jo. I do agree with you, he is a phenomeonal poet with a gift. Hugs..

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 

      3 years ago from Lincolnshire, U.K

      Ruby, thank you for the compliment, my compatriot certainly knows his poetry. ;-) Hugs right back at you.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      3 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Blossom. I believe you love happy endings as much as I do. Thank you. Hugs...

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      3 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Jo, for a fleeting second, I thought you were Manatita. lol..Thank you for a beautiful comment...Hugs..

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      3 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hi Nell. HaHa, don't you know it! I bet his ears are still hurting...Hee. Thank you..

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 

      3 years ago from Lincolnshire, U.K

      "Love isn't really love if it disappears when it sees the beloved change or if it disappears when the beloved leaves. Oh no, love is a constant and unchanging light that shines on storms without being shaken; it is the star that guides every wondering boat...."

      Who am I to ague with the Bard?

      Nicely done, beautiful poem, loved it.

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 

      3 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      A poem with a story that has a' happy ever after' ending. Love it.

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      Nell Rose 

      3 years ago from England

      Love your poem Ruby, and yes love can last such a long time even if he did walk out on her, I bet she gave him a mouthful though when she got to the pearly gates! lol!

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      3 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hi Lisa. So happy you enjoyed. Thank you..I love that song too...

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      Lisa Chronister 

      3 years ago from Florida

      This was beautiful! It made me think of the song whiskey Lullaby. I loved it, thanks for sharing!

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      3 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Clive. Good to see you. Thank you..

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      Clive Williams 

      3 years ago from Jamaica

      30 years...wow. Nice poem

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      3 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Peg. They say that true love never dies. Thank you for the beautifully written comment.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      3 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Manatita. Thank you for your beautiful comment. Always a pleasure to see you my poet friend...

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      3 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Shyron. I love that song too, and Vence is one of my favorite country singers. I'm so glad you liked this piece. Thank you for sharing.

      Blessings dear friend.

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      Peg Cole 

      3 years ago from Dallas, Texas

      Ruby, so beautifully written, just like you forgiving and loving. It's clear that she still loved him despite his faults.

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      manatita44 

      3 years ago from london

      Quite a forgiving way to end. Very beautiful, Ruby.

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      Shyron E Shenko 

      3 years ago from Texas

      How beautiful, and the song awesome, I always loved that song, and another song I can't remember the name of it and that will drive me crazy till I think of it, I hope I don't think of it when I am speaking tonight at the Town Council meeting.

      Back to your poem, it is touching and I voted it up, ABI and sharing.

      Blessings dear friend

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      3 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Susan. Happy it was heart touching for you. Thank you..

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      3 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello DDE. Yes I agree, " Cheating is a bad image and thought. " Thank you..

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      3 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Mike. I think you are spot-on with your comment. Rules were made to be broken. Always good to see you on my page..Thank you..

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      3 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Bill. As you already know, DJ is one of the reasons I read your hubs, don't misunderstand, I learn valuable writing skills each time I read your tip's, but let's face it, you 'ain't.' as funny as she is. Hee. Thank you...

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      3 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Frank. I like your thoughts, hopefully it's true. Thank you..

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      Susan 

      3 years ago from India

      Very heart touching poem Ruby. Thanks for sharing. Voted up.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      3 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello my sweet and kind friend. I'm laughing so hard I can hardly type. You crack me up like no other! Now that you mention it, he was walking kinda funny, you know, with his legs a little too far apart. OMG here I go again...You made my day, so glad you came..Hugs.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      3 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Mary. Glad you thought this piece was sweet. Thank you..

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      3 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Shauna, they say that true love never dies. I guess Peter let him in, go figure? Ha. Thank you..

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      Devika Primić 

      3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      You expressed with great feelings here. I enjoyed reading.Cheating is a bad image and thought.

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      Devika Primić 

      3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      You expressed with great feelings here. I enjoyed reading.

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      Devika Primić 

      3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      You expressed with great feelings here. I enjoyed reading.

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      mckbirdbks 

      3 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

      Hello Ruby - I agree that love does not follow a bunch of rules. I have heard that the heart wants what it wants. Plenty of emotion packed into this piece of poetry.

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      Bill Holland 

      3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Who doesn't like a happy ending? And who doesn't appreciate DJ's sense of humor? Nicely done, Ruby! Poetry from the heart...it doesn't get any better than that.

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      Frank Atanacio 

      3 years ago from Shelton

      very nice .. hopefully sins fade when you cross over and happiness stays with them for all eternity..

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      DJ Anderson 

      3 years ago

      Sweet poem, Ruby.

      Hopefully, the man had a 30 year case of hemorrhoids while waiting for his soul mate. Maybe, he learned his lesson.

      You did not mention how much fun she was having during those last 30 years. I chose to believe it was the party of a lifetime!!

      Nice job, Ruby Jean.

      DJ.

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      Mary Hyatt 

      3 years ago from Florida

      Even though he cheated, she still loved him! What a sweet poem!

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      Shauna L Bowling 

      3 years ago from Central Florida

      Interesting, Ruby. I'm not sure I'd want to rejoin someone who cheated on me and broke my heart. Then again, Peter knows better than I. At least there's no sin in Heaven, so maybe they can share the love she yearned for on Earth.

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