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The Price of Love

“There’s a price for keeping me; I might be cheap but I ain’t free”
It’s not your money I need, just some assurance from you
I’ll travel this road by your side, what’s ahead we can’t foresee
A golden ring is not required, loving acts mean more to me

“Hey, shut up, don’t lie to me.  You think I’m blind, but I’ve got eyes to see”
Please don’t profess your love or feel you must stoop on bended knee
If you see tears in my eyes, hold me in a tender embrace
This is the pathway to my heart; my sadness will be erased

“Along this road you lost your soul to a woman so heartless”
And what she did to you I can’t understand, I must confess
Somehow she shut off the flow of love that’s hidden in your heart
How can I restore your trust so we can make a new start?

Yes, I know you’ve been hurt; recovery is long overdue
If you can just be there for me, I vow to be there for you
Together in love’s unity our spirits will again soar
“Search your heart, search your soul, when you find me there, you’ll search no more”

“Take Me Down to the Little White Church” by Little Big Town
“Have a Heart” by Bonnie Raitt
“Heartless” by Kanye West
“Everything I Do” by Brian Adams

May 12, 2011  Entry for Chris Matt's Contest

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  1. Date: 5/24/2011 10:16:00 AM
    I love this!!

  1. Date: 5/18/2011 12:29:00 PM
    Nicely done indeed. I'm a big Bonnie Raitt fan myself. Good luck in the contest!

  1. Date: 5/14/2011 8:39:00 AM
    I don't know most of these songs, but I really love the way you've fitted these together, Diane. Lovely.

  1. Date: 5/13/2011 8:37:00 PM
    Trust is definitely essential in a relationship, but I know that it is hard to recover from a broken trust, but it is possible. The most important he needs to know also himself, is that you are there, just as, if not more than you wish he is for you. I wish you better days. Thanks for sharing and thank you for your kind words on my poem. Caroline.

  1. Date: 5/13/2011 8:33:00 PM
    ooo, nice poem,,, Diane, good luck in contest,..p.d.

  1. Date: 5/13/2011 5:06:00 PM
    Beautiful poem Diane, The last line is especially poignant. Anne

  1. Date: 5/13/2011 1:27:00 PM
    Very nice entry! [The Tea Party On the backward verse read the whole last sentence as the first sentence, then the second to the last as the second sentence, BUT you do not read from the last word in the sentence backward ;)] Light & Love

  1. Date: 5/13/2011 9:08:00 AM
    Awesome, Diane! Have you seen Little Big Town's video of that song? So cool. Last year's Idol winner sang "Heartless" in the finale and I think it gave him the victory. I have Raitt's greatest hits CD with "Have a Heart," one of my faves by her and "Everything I Do" has been a fave since I heard it in the Costner Robin Hood movie. Really like the flow. This rocks! And what a terrific opening line! Hope to see your poem in the winners' circle. Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 5/12/2011 5:51:00 PM
    I enjoyed the write of the songs but little do I know of the songs, Daine

  1. Date: 5/12/2011 4:39:00 PM
    GREAT piece Diane.. awesome songs and artists chosen and great lines too.. luv all your choices.. good luck in the contest luv..