The Treasured Worthless Ring

by Frank Hubeny

The ring she gave was made of lead
And broke one lonely day.
“It has no worth,” the jeweler said.
He’ll keep it anyway.

4 Comments to “The Treasured Worthless Ring”

  1. Oh, this has so many emotions and directions it could be pointing. Romantic, sentimental, regret? So eloquently stated!

  2. Thank you! It is short which leaves a lot open. I am glad you like it.

  3. Frank…so potent your vision
    What determines worthlessness
    Is it the welcoming of Spring
    For some…it`s the first sign of snow
    For others,
    It`s another thing

    Worthlessness will change
    Throughout your Life
    Whether it`s fame, fortune or gold
    Just cherish all the moments
    In your mind
    And forever hold

    • That’s good advice to cherish the moment and not worry about worthlessness. Those lead rings are weak and will likely break if they don’t cause damage through metal toxicity. It is probably good that they break. The jeweler is right to say the right is not worth fixing. And the boy is right to keep the ring.

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