The Twelve Dollar Deal

I walked past a window

And saw a pretty ring

It looked just like mine

A sparkly beautiful thing.


It was only twelve dollars.

A pretty good deal.

Although I already had one,

That one looked pretty real.


Back at the house

I sat by the phone

He would soon call

He should be home


I sat there still

Thinking this is odd

Wondering where he might be

He’s never not called.


I hoped he wasn’t mad

That I had moved so far

He had seemed sad

But he drove a nice car!


The next day I sat

Still by the phone

Now I was upset

I’m going back home!


And off I went

To see what was wrong

Not thinking at all

That we weren’t getting along


Halfway there

My engine blew

I called him again

I need you!


He said he’d be there

I waited til three

My sister came instead

Now I was very angry!


Together we drove

And she drove very fast

I showed her my ring

And we had a few laughs


Straight to his house

There was a car I did not know

I let myself in

And instantly thought NO!


He stood with a girl

Who looked nothing like me

They had been together

For a while said she


I dismissed her to go

He and I needed to talk

The lies, so many lies

I felt my heart lock.


You should give me the ring

He said in a breath

Why now when I am here?

You should have come to collect!


I took the ring off

And threw it in his face

I wished him the worst

And walked out of his place.


My heart had been broken

What do I do now?

Move on and live life

It’ll be okay somehow.




He took the ring

Back to the store

Thinking what he’d use

All that money for


The jeweller had a look

At the sparkling ring

Raised an eyebrow,

And said the following:


This is not a diamond.

Nor is this white gold.

I’m very sorry to say

It cannot be sold.


He then knew,

He held the fake and she had the real

He should have collected because

She had made a twelve dollar deal.


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