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Damaged Goods

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Damaged Goods

You were honest when I met you my sweet darling
That since you'd been dishonored, that you'd tossed out all the Shoulds
That you didn't know if you might ever marry
Or if you could even find a man who would honor damaged goods

I regret I was not as honest as you darling
And hid inside my hurting, for a man must have his pride
But my pride was quite expensive for our marriage
For the devil surely gets his day when there's damaged goods inside

Sometimes my doubts and pain would bubble to the surface
And like an angry hornet, I felt the need to sting
And so I often hurt you dearest darling
And added to the damage of living's sweetest thing

But where there is love its light will find an answer
And love you did so very well and led us through dark woods
Where we found the righteous path to understanding
To heal our damaged spirits and fix up these damaged goods

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  1. Date: 2/1/2014 8:31:00 PM
    This reads very good and I'm sure if you sing it - it sounds better. Thanks for sharing.... Lucilla

  1. Date: 6/23/2013 12:14:00 AM
    this is a really great way to do lyrics to the song. I never heard the music. WAs too lazy I guess to give it a go. But I would say you have a well deserved win with this one. Congratulations.

  1. Date: 6/22/2013 7:13:00 PM
    I am not surprised that this made it in Craig's contest! After hearing you sing.......I was ready to buy a recording!!

  1. Date: 6/22/2013 5:34:00 PM
    Roy, You are one of the people here I would love to have a beer with or what the hell ever----you are the best and so is your poetry!!

  1. Date: 6/10/2013 4:38:00 PM
    Wow!!! I just watched the youtube........not only do you write.....but you should have sung the whole song......those lyrics and your voice (you did sing a bit).....was wonderful Roy!! I'm so impressed! (and isn't that the most beautiful melody?!!! Great work!!

  1. Date: 5/26/2013 9:28:00 PM
    Roy, Have yourself a beautiful Memorial Day, this Monday. God bless * Always~ LINDA

  1. Date: 5/25/2013 6:10:00 PM
    I loved your sentiments and it's great to be married for 45 years in the fast food, fast lanes, fast travels, fast communication tools and fast times. But, I wouln't quite put it that way - I mean, I wouldn't refer to as 'damaged goods'. Somehow it waters down these beautiful sentiments. Otherwise, nicely written.

    Jerden Avatar Roy Jerden
    Date: 5/25/2013 6:40:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Somehow, Abdul, I think the two different allusions to 'damaged goods' might not be within your frame of reference. Thanks for the nice comments.
  1. Date: 5/24/2013 9:45:00 PM
    Lots of honesty here, Roy. It's a great sample of what obviously has worked for both of you. Congratulations. -Red

    Jerden Avatar Roy Jerden
    Date: 5/24/2013 10:27:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks, Red. This is one I had needed to write for a long time now.
  1. Date: 5/24/2013 12:45:00 AM
    This is so honest and so good if its your anniversary then many congratulations to you both xx

    Jerden Avatar Roy Jerden
    Date: 5/24/2013 10:28:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Anniversary is August 31, but thanks anyway, Mandy!