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Broken Promises

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The truth only hurts when it should. still needs work/ I  will get around to it- I promise!


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Broken Promises

Broken promises: 
 
 
They say that a promise is a comfort to a fool.
 
To a child a broken 
promise is the biggest
disappointment they

will ever experience so
do not make promises to them  
that you don't intend to keep.
 
To a lover a broken promise
is a trust gone astray.
 
To a mother from a child-
its many nights without sleep.
 
From a nation to it's people-  
Another Political trick.
 
To a soldier longing for home
It's his life being spent.
 
But that promise
you made between 
yourself and your creator -
 
Seems be the
hardest one to keep.
 
When promises made to self are
broken you've dug a hole to deep.
 
Those are the worse of days- 
You have tuned God's channels out
.
You think that you are In control-
And soon realise you're not.
 
 
But promises daily made to self
are broken then -quickly forgot.
 
THESE Are the only promises
that could have saved your life.
If only your promises
you were determined to keep. 
 
Please do not comfort me 
with your empty words,
When it's only your
self you want to serve.
 
Why make a fool
of me,yourself-
and everyone else ?
 
Making obligations that
you cannot meet.
 
You had no intentions of
pleasing anyone but yourself.
 
Another broken promise  -
You never got around to.

Another poem written-
in shades of blue.

Another night without sleep.
Another promise you failed to keep..

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  1. Date: 10/19/2013 7:59:00 PM
    Vicki, I enjoyed reading broken promises. Makes great sense! (:v Jenish.

  1. Date: 10/19/2013 7:14:00 PM
    Very thought provoking and well expressed. I appreciate your writing style.

  1. Date: 10/17/2013 6:04:00 AM
    Nice write on trust and promises, inspiring one, Vicki