The Bonding Ring

by Jeffrey T. Bender

I am not some simple ring
I break on the fingers of those undeserving.
But to those living of this society
I symbolize the bonds of true love everlasting.
But those, however, who are filled with piety
Know I'm not needed to pronounce their marrying.
They know that love is much greater
Than this worldly thing.
That love is more beautiful
Than some diamond ring.

Fountain, Colorado

I was born in 1986 in Mtn. Home, Idaho. I began writing poems at the age of 15, my freshman year of high school, in 2001, with the poem 'Mind Decay'. Mind Decay is a 14 line Shakespearean style sonnet about the capabilities of one mind to alter the world. Some of my poems are love based, but many others are based around grand themes such as revolution, or space exploration, or alternate realities. Much of my poetry is fiction with an underlying message of reality tucked in.

Last updated September 08, 2011