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Broken Promise

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Below is the poem entitled Broken Promise which was written by poet Joyce Johnson. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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Broken Promise

When the girls with whom you've flirted
All have gone their merry way
Winning hearts, dispensing favors
In the flavor of the day,

There is one whose kept the home fires,
While her lonely heart has yearned.
Will she still be there to hold you
After your last bridge is burned?

Weigh temptation, is it worth it,
Seeking love for just the day?
Will there still be one who needs you
When all others go away?

When a loving heart is broken,
It won't be an easy mend.
Your promised heart to her forever,
Is no longer yours to lend.

If tomorrow, God should call you,
Take you from the life he gave,
Only she will long remember
To put flowers on your grave.

Hurry home now, Casanova,
Heed my warning and beware.
If too late you seek the home fires,
It may be she won't be there.

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  1. Date: 3/13/2010 1:34:00 PM
    Congratulations on your featured poem this week. Keep on posting and sharing your talent. Ernilando

  1. Date: 3/12/2010 12:02:00 PM
    Congrats on being featured this week. I really like this poem

  1. Date: 3/12/2010 6:58:00 AM
    Congratulations on being featured this week... Constance

  1. Date: 3/9/2010 10:46:00 AM
    Super write, Joyce. The best advice a happily married man can get. Congrats on the selection. Love, daver

  1. Date: 3/8/2010 2:47:00 PM
    Dear Joyce, Congratulations on YOUR well Deserved Featured POEM " Broken Promise " after reading and Feeling the first 5 verses I don't believe the last line This is going to my favorites YOUR Liege ALWAYS...HG

  1. Date: 3/8/2010 10:00:00 AM
    Congratulations on your excellent poetry being featured this week Joyce. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 3/8/2010 6:25:00 AM
    enjoyed, congrats on the featured poem!!

  1. Date: 3/8/2010 4:50:00 AM
    Many congrats on your featured piece. Rgds Janette

  1. Date: 3/7/2010 11:50:00 PM
    Congrats on your feature poem this week Joyce and on your recent contest successes.Rgds Brian

  1. Date: 3/7/2010 7:59:00 PM
    Congrats Joyce on your featured poem this week on the Soup .. an excellent choice to share ..luv.. Linda-Marie..

  1. Date: 3/7/2010 12:44:00 PM
    Congratulations Joyce, on your feature this week. Too many Casanovas and broken hearts in the world! Sadly. Smiles, Dane Ann

  1. Date: 10/9/2008 12:17:00 PM
    I love the way you put this. We, us girls, have all known a straying man, and sad to say, we do wait for his unfaithful return. Sometimes, though, we get tired of forgiving. Wonderfully written. Christie