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A Broken Promise

When I'm gone, please don't grieve,
she made me promise her, one day!
Just go on, and live your life.
Now please -  do as I say!

I've loved you dear, and our life as well.
I've had the very best!
Remember, just how blessed we were,
after I am laid to rest!

I heard what she was telling me,
and vowed, that I would try.
I promised her, with all my heart,
that I'd be strong, and wouldn't cry!

That promise wasn't hard to make,
while she was by my side.
But the pain became unbearable,
ever since the day she died!

My world is cold and empty now.
It has made me lose my will!
The promise that I made to her,
I'm unable to fulfill!

Yes, my dear, I'm crying!
But, the reason is, you see.
These tears are not for you, Sweetheart,
these tears, I cry for me!

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  1. Date: 2/15/2014 6:19:00 AM
    - First place / gold medal goes to: LINDA MARIE! - Thank you, Ralph !!! - oxox // Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 2/15/2014 4:58:00 AM
    Lovely tributes paid to Linda Marie and congrats on the win, ralph

  1. Date: 2/15/2014 12:26:00 AM
    Ralph, a wonderful tribute Remembering Linda-Marie: *Our Forever Sweetheart" ~SKAT~

  1. Date: 4/24/2013 7:32:00 PM
    Ralph, congratulations with your poem on Andrea's, favorite list. always~ Linda

  1. Date: 4/22/2013 10:56:00 PM
    So sad and beautiful. Many congrats dear friend.

  1. Date: 4/1/2013 2:53:00 PM
    wow,that is so good. The ending is really true, OUr tears are more for ourselves because in the end, we are the losers when we are left behind. GREAT job, Ralph. Congratulations.

  1. Date: 4/1/2013 7:06:00 AM
    Ralph this is so sweet...congratulations on your win. Donna

  1. Date: 3/31/2013 11:24:00 AM
    I relate to this... sadly. Good write and good win.

  1. Date: 3/31/2013 11:15:00 AM
    GOOD ONE THERE RALPH. Goodness xxx

  1. Date: 3/31/2013 10:36:00 AM
    very deep feeling of pain...creatively written poem friend Ralph..Happy Easter..cheers!! :)

  1. Date: 3/30/2013 11:06:00 PM
    Ralph, Congratulations with your awesome poem in my "Broken Heart" contest. it's a tough and painful life when love is broken. Goodnight~LINDA

  1. Date: 3/5/2013 11:04:00 PM
    Congratulations. Ralph, impressive poem!

  1. Date: 3/5/2013 9:35:00 PM
    Ralph, this is a nice and lovely winning poem...LINDA

  1. Date: 3/5/2013 6:06:00 AM
    Beautifully sad write my dear friend Ralph! I like it and thank you so much for sharing! My big hearty congratulations on your awesome win! love/hugs, Leonora

  1. Date: 3/5/2013 1:21:00 AM
    Congrats on your win Ralph xx

  1. Date: 3/9/2012 11:22:00 AM
    It is always a pleasure to read your poetry Ralph. Thank you for taking the time to read and comment on mine. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 1/31/2012 3:12:00 PM
    This is so sad, but an excellent written poem. Congrats on your win, Ralph. Love, Kim

  1. Date: 1/31/2012 12:47:00 PM
    Congratulations on your super win today in Susan's "Little Viewed Jewels" contest Ralph. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 1/31/2012 11:35:00 AM
    Congratulations but so sad Ralph we made the same promise to our dad x

  1. Date: 1/31/2012 10:41:00 AM
    congratulations on your win Ralph. Elizabeth