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Fool's Gold

I fell in love by fits and starts
We needed time to knit our hearts;
It was your eyes that cast the spell
The promise there I loved too well.
Those tender lips that beckoned me
Should have warned it's time to flee;
Your body's pledge, the promised prize
The hidden hopes concealed in lies.
The words you spoke that made me warm
Could also hurt and hatch a storm.
Love's rocky road runs hot and cold
And what we find may be fool's gold;
For now I know I'm not for you
As love of parts is never true.

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  1. Date: 10/26/2014 9:54:00 PM
    so very beautifully penned i could feel the sadness i know this feeling bless you

  1. Date: 7/7/2014 9:21:00 AM
    So sad when this happens, but sometimes I guess one just deeply falls, only finding out too late, how it was fool's gold-- I hope I remember right, that is also called pyrite? Wonderful flow and rhythm in your poem, Lizzie.... I hope you are doing well!

  1. Date: 4/24/2014 1:59:00 AM
    I love the rhyme and the rhythm. It has good imagery and it is wonderful to read. Best wishes Linda

  1. Date: 6/20/2013 7:11:00 AM
    Its always so wonderful to read your poems my dear. It seems that you always find the rights words to convey your thoughts. Marvelous!

  1. Date: 4/28/2013 5:47:00 PM
    Liz, a very nice and awesome poem. Congratulations with your Featured Poem of the week :-) Take care, and enjoy the new coming week. Always & Forever! HUGS **LINDA**

  1. Date: 4/22/2013 8:43:00 AM
    Loved this one before. Congrats on the selection. LOve, daver

  1. Date: 4/22/2013 3:35:00 AM
    nice write, real towing and throwing throughout giving true ways of love sometimes. well done, God bless you, Gordon

  1. Date: 4/15/2013 7:57:00 PM
    very nice write

  1. Date: 4/15/2013 3:19:00 AM
    It is always a pleasure to read your poetry Lizzy. I can relate to this poignant piece.

  1. Date: 4/13/2013 12:59:00 PM
    Enjoying this awesome write again, Lizzy. Hope you're having a great weekend : )

  1. Date: 4/12/2013 7:40:00 PM
    Hey, lizzy still waiting for another new one from you. How are you doing?

  1. Date: 4/12/2013 2:45:00 PM
    Ah, I did comment on this one before, Elizabeth.:) You think with your heart as much as you do with your head, always outstanding writes by you! Thank you for the last comment, I can remember writing that. I'd just gotten some sad news about my nephew's passing.:( I'd sat at the table looking and listening to the outside. Sometimes things just 'happen'. I had written a Leprechaun poem for Terry; it had been a rush thing, and I'll rarely ever rush through a write. Love you, Mikki

  1. Date: 4/12/2013 2:20:00 PM
    this is a neat work of art that tells a facinating story of love.I like the figurative language used in this piece.

  1. Date: 4/12/2013 11:02:00 AM
    a #1 poem in my book~*~SKAT

  1. Date: 4/12/2013 8:48:00 AM
    Ah! What is back of those sparkling, loving peepers? A large pile of iron pyrite, eh? Love, daver

  1. Date: 4/12/2013 7:51:00 AM
    Lovely flowing couplet rhyming, and an excellent title to head up your theme. I know I always strike REAL gold whenever I visit your pages! Love, Keith

  1. Date: 4/11/2013 7:16:00 PM
    Elizabeth,real love will come and knock at your door. I hope you're doing good.I love your poem ,Ivy

  1. Date: 4/11/2013 1:38:00 PM
    Awww, Elizabeth. May this be a work of fiction, my friend. I'm totally gaga over your eloquence. Well done, poetess of note. :)

  1. Date: 4/11/2013 9:01:00 AM
    Hi Elizabeth, i've read your poetry from the start,and in my opinion, you are one of the very best on soup, if not the whole world....this is the first where, you give a little a little insight of the hurt you may have received, it is a funny old world, that if i'm right, it shows that it truly does go on to make the best and most sincere of all poetry,, i hope you dont take this comment the wrong way,, because truly i'm your number one fan, and this comment is my sentiment of esteem to you...

  1. Date: 4/8/2013 6:00:00 PM
    dropping by to say hello to my wonderful friend. i hope she's ok. john