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Her love betrayed

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Her love betrayed


".....To the living we owe our respect, to the dead we owe nothing but the truth. 
Voltaire. .......


Her love betrayed, that's how Ruth died.
All through her life, she'd been denied.
Raped by father, Ruth felt the shame
And from then on accepted blame
For all the men for whom she cried.

Ruth gave her love to one who lied.
In anguish that she tried to hide,
To her abuser, Ruth then came
Her Love betrayed.

A thousand people for her cried
And kept a vigil when she died.
Her lover killed; a bloody game
Was ended in her trial of shame.
Ruth Ellis hanged for homicide.
Her Love betrayed.


Ruth Ellis, 28, was the last woman  to be  executed in England. 
She was hanged after killing her abusive lover in 1955. 



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  1. Date: 10/14/2008 6:37:00 AM
    The read has a sad and somewhat morose feel, but yet is beautiofully crafted as the form, flow and overall read is smooth and clearly detailed. The rhyme is perfect. Michael