All This I Did For You
Author: Clive B Ringshall


From another land I came,
To start a life with nothing at all,
To fall in love,
To put you first in all I did,
To pay youíre bills to keep you afloat,
This I did for you to live,

To see you through when times were hard,
To care for you after surgery,
To put you first in my thoughts,
This I did for you to live,

Papers filled a card was given to me,
Legal now so much to see,
Four years on you found another,
Took my place in only one way,
This you did to me,

Government found out and took me away,
Paperwork denied all rights forbidden,
A non person I become so they told,
To work I cannot, School I cannot,
Six months they say before Iím Judged,
To live with no means I cannot,
To pay rent and food, tell me how?
This you did to me.

After Iím judged deport theyíll do,
My life here ends quicker than it began,
Friends Iíve made lifeís I touched,
A job created into a career to build,
To stay Iíll try and do,
Told by the government this cannot happen.
All I had is now lost,
All this you did to me

------- Author's Notes -------

I've been living in New Mexico for 5 years now, I came with love and gave love. My love was turned and used for another, Now I face deportation, but until that day I'm not allowed to attend school, or to work. So please explain how I live until they decide for me to leave?
With love and Hope Clive B Ringshall


Comments on this poem/writing:

Meridian ( -- Saturday, May 1 2004, 02:23 pm

I'm really sorry Clive

Hello "poetic expert" a.k.a "poetic genius"! I'm really sorry to hear about your deportation, and the betrayal..... If I'm correct, this person turned against you, after you went to the north pole, just to get her through her worst......
You must be frustrated and aggravated, but I know that dark cloud won't be there for long.....
Instead, when the time comes for you to get the victory, you can say, "look who's laughing now"!

I hope with all my heart, that you endure through your reflective situation, and your hardship....


Terrie* ( -- Saturday, May 1 2004, 04:59 pm


oh wow..breaks my heart..don't know what to'll get a breakthrough, God does not let good will,Good hearts Good deeds go unnoticed..he will make a way..your too good of a guy to have to suffer under the negligence of an un-caring will come out on top!!!
i wish you the best. God will Bless you sweetie.
have a great weekend..Terrie*
Clive (, 2) -- Saturday, May 1 2004, 06:02 pm

I've not lost yet

Even though the odds arn't good,
Even thought things seem bad,
I still have friends,
I still have fight,
So untill the end I live and prey,
Thank you both my special friends
Sara ( -- Sunday, May 2 2004, 12:57 am

friends indeed

wow Clive, sounds like wuts happenin to my cousin, but everything will go well. dun worry Clive, God is sure to find a way, they cant just deport u like that. i give u my hope and faith, have a great weekend!
barb ( -- Tuesday, December 19 2006, 01:51 am

I'm sorry too

oh clive I'm sorry ,try to remember things happen for a reason. Maybe you are being tested, to see if you have the strength to go after what you want and as far as being betrayed. that made you stronger and more aware. Take care.
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