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Stolen Promises

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Below is the poem entitled Stolen Promises which was written by poet Christy Burns. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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Stolen Promises

As a little girl I wanted to be a ballerina
With beautiful dresses flowing freely when I spun around
Holding the looking glass close in hand
Marveling at the beauty that was to come

As an adolescent I found a helpless kitten outside
Curled up in a ball of our puppy’s fur
Instantly my dreams began to grow into a need to save all I could
Sheltering them until they were strong

As a young lady I explored my youth in every aspect
Enjoying what delight it brought savoring the bite
Gracefully walking towards my own enlightenment
Growing into the woman I have become

As a woman I’ve enveloped the best of the lessons I’ve been taught
Absorbing the significance of each and every one sought
Capturing the essence in giving unconditionally with no expectation of receiving
Cherishing the soured sweet as I learned in retreat
There is always another way
Another door
Another day

Today I need to complete the tasks at hand and those that lay ahead 
Repenting brings forgiveness
As I stand before the threshold 
While asking to spare a little time
Once more I ask

Do we fully grasp the know of when our hours begin to count
Is it then and only then
Clairvoyance shows us an understanding of just how tremendously
Precious each second precisely is




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  1. Date: 2/4/2013 10:30:00 PM
    Christy, :-) Congratulations with your creative top featured poem of the week. Take care and have yourself an excellent time here on the soup... I know I sure am. * or should I say I will at least try. Always~ & ~ Forever*LINDA"

  1. Date: 2/3/2013 5:34:00 PM
    Very nicely done and lessons we should all learn from you. Blessings

  1. Date: 1/26/2013 1:25:00 PM
    You became not ballerina, but a "poet" .... you write at least very good Christy. - Welcome to P-Soup, hope you will have a lot of fun to share your poems here with us. - Have a lovely weekend. - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

    Burns Avatar Christy Burns
    Date: 1/26/2013 2:16:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Why I thank you Anne-Lise, I've been enjoying reading so many wonderful writes and indeed this so far is lots of fun. I had no idea such a great place exhisted as well as learning so much I had not known about writing. I hope you have a lovely weekend as well :).
  1. Date: 1/19/2013 1:55:00 PM
    A great soul searching write. Light & Love

    Burns Avatar Christy Burns
    Date: 1/26/2013 2:11:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Debbie for the kind words, I'm glad you like it :). Have a great weekend