By Michael W. Raley
I hold in my hand the golden band
That once stood for love and commitment,
Which is now relegated to a nondescript box,
Like any other piece of jewelry.
The golden band was once a symbol
Of two people living one life,
Working together to overcome any obstacle
That stood in their path,
But now represents a broken home.
The golden band represents a broken heart,
A failed commitment,
Broken promises and broken dreams.