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All That Glitters Is Not Gold
by Libbie Richman
Thursday, August 28, 2003

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All That Glitters Is Not Gold






THE MAN THAT LOVE FORGOT
IS NOT BITTER AT HIS LOT
HE UNDERSTANDS BURNING FLAMES TURN COLD
AND THAT ALL THAT GLITTERS IS NOT GOLD.

ONCE ON THE SIDELINES, HE TOOK A CHANCE AND EMERGED,
HE TRUSTED AND HIS LONELINESS DID PURGE.
THERE ARE NO REGRETS OR SO I'M TOLD
BY THE ONE WHO CAME TO REALIZE
ALL THAT GLITTERS IS NOT GOLD.

SOME PEOPLE SAY HE WILL NOT TRUST AGAIN,
THAT HE IS CONTENT TO BE A SOLITARY MAN,
BUT WHEN ALONE HIS HEART UNFOLDS
AND LONELY TEARS ARE THERE TO BEHOLD,
FOR ALL THAT GLITTERS IS NOT GOLD.

MANY SAID THAT HE WAS ONE OF A KIND;
A RARE INDIVIDUAL THAT WAS HARD TO FIND.
NOW, HE STANDS BY HIMSELF IN THE COLD,
ADMITTING ALL THAT GLITTERS IS NOT GOLD.

HE DOESN'T TALK ABOUT THE PAST;
NOT DWELLING ON WHAT DID NOT LAST.
HE TRIES TO BE PLEASANT AND SWEET
IT'S WHEN ALONE THAT HE MAY WEEP.

NO ONE EVER HEARS HIM SAY A WORD THAT'S BAD
HE'S NOT ONE TO DWELL, OR SO IT'S SAID,
BUT NO ONE KNOWS THE HURT OF NOT HAVING HER TO HOLD
EXCEPT THE HEART THAT SAW THAT ALL THAT GLITTERS IS NOT GOLD.

AT PEOPLE IN CROWDS HE TAKES A QUICK GLANCE,
THAT SHE MAY BE THERE IS BUT A CHANCE;
HE WONDERS IF THEIR PATHS CROSSED WOULD HE LOOK AWAY
OR IS IT HOPE OF SEEING HER FACE THAT BROUGHT HIM OUT TODAY?

THE MAN THAT LOVE FORGOT IS NOT BITTER OR ANGRY
HE ONCE SAW A FAIRYTALE DEVELOP AND UNFOLD;
ONCE BY LOVE HE WAS BOUGHT AND THEN AGAIN SOLD,
LIKE SO MANY WHO ARE TRAPPED BY LOVE'S MOLD.

THE MAN LOVE FORGOT IS BRAVE AND BOLD
HE SAYS---BEWARE WHEN THE EMBERS TURN COLD,
FOR ALL THAT GLITTERS IS NOT GOLD,
AS MUCH AS YOU WANT---LOVE IS SOMETHING YOU CAN'T HOLD;
ALL THAT GLITTERS IS NOT GOLD.

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