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Promises

A promise of forever
Love and laughter
Friendship and fun
Company and compassion
That is forever

The ring is still here
But he is no longer
The love was strong as an ox
But it could not endure
Only one thing did

A ring
Representing everything he and I had
Memory after memory
Good and bad alike
Poured into the ring

The ring stood strong
After everything
Reminding me
Now and always
Of a promise of forever

-- Jaide M., 9th-12th Grade