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A Promise

I don’t remember the day I almost died
but they tell me that I did
now here I am to tell the tale
and the hopefulness it gives
for I made a promise to myself
to live as never before
cause life is all too frail my friend
to live behind closed doors
Be strong and happy everyday
let those you love know no bounds
for it may end too soon for you
to share what you have found
hold tight that love within your heart
and tend the seeds with care
for in the end that’s all we have
the love we’ve nurtured here

Copyright © Trudy Diane Rider

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  1. Date: 7/23/2009 8:59:00 AM
    Yes a promise worth its weight in gold to keep. Amazing writing Trudy. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 7/23/2009 6:43:00 AM
    ...and when our time on earth is through and we have gone away, the love we leave with others will help them find the goodness, you do have a way with words. lary houston

  1. Date: 7/14/2009 12:11:00 PM
    Mail reply!! And thank you so much!!

  1. Date: 7/10/2009 8:02:00 PM
    I really enjoyed the senserity of your poem. It really is true. thsnks for posting it.

  1. Date: 7/10/2009 5:15:00 PM
    Mail call.

  1. Date: 7/10/2009 4:35:00 PM
    so true! Light & Love PS please add to our story for Rhonda my's to cheer her up!

  1. Date: 7/10/2009 6:51:00 AM
    Stunning flow and music in this poem. Wise and very inspirational. This one is a gem on so many levels. Awesome. Love Heidie

  1. Date: 7/10/2009 4:51:00 AM
    Trudy, dear friend, I love this, so nostalgic, so true. At 80, this fits me perfectly. As for 'Old House'...I posted long, long ago under my pen name which I decided was silly so withdrew everything and haven't used the poems again under daver. Old House is super nostalgic. I'm just a sentimental old fool. Anywho, am posting Old House today just for you. Love, daver

  1. Date: 7/9/2009 8:28:00 PM

  1. Date: 7/9/2009 8:14:00 PM
    I was in NEED of this poem, Trudy. Thank you so much. Great write. Ruben.

  1. Date: 7/9/2009 8:13:00 PM
    I love this piece my friend.. nurturing the seeds that we have now and making sure they receive our attention and the beat to this poem..well done.

  1. Date: 7/9/2009 8:11:00 PM
    Great point, memories are the only thing that may remain in the end @.@ great poem, excelente advise!!! thanks for the experience =D