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A Vow

I walk...
and I think.
A tear falls now and then.
Eternal love worn thin?
But how? why and when 
could it have reached the brink?

Not much ...
Just a little here and there.
With something special in between.
Yet, too rash to not be seen.
Maybe. . . .not . . intentionally mean but,
none the less- -selfish and without care.

I walk....
and I vow.
Not to let it be my deed
which plants the ugly seed. 
I'll meet her every need.
Not "sometime when" but now.
Charles Henderson
© July 7 2017

Copyright © | Year Posted 2017

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Date: 10/6/2017 11:31:00 PM
Hi again Charles, it's my pleasure to be reading you again... don't really read a lot on Soup anymore but reading yours is like a breath of fresh air for me. I like your thoughts on punctuation, since it serves as a reminder for me (someone who doesn't give a lot of thought to it, most of the time, it just becomes automatic for me) but yes, you have very valid points on it. Thank you :) It made me smile, reading how you are so blessed, and of how you have such a happy disposition in life. contd
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Date: 10/6/2017 11:34:00 PM
May God bless you & your wife & family even more and continue being a wonderful inspiration to so many, not only through your poetry, but also with just being you. I think you deserve all the happiness and love that life has to offer (& I think your wife is as blessed as you are!) Thank you for brightening up my visit here on Soup with your words :) <3
Date: 10/5/2017 10:29:00 PM
yes, Nikko! Thank you so much. I rely much on eiipsis, and other punctuation, to try to give better interpretation of how I wish the poem to be read, which I feel is the larger half of writing anything. I feel it gives the reader the mood of the writer. yes, 81 and I feel so great. I give thanks to God and my wife, both responsible for my long happy life.
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Date: 10/5/2017 11:53:00 AM
Big sighs as I read this Charles, since it had me thinking (and wishing) for some to honor that vow, & yes "not 'sometime when' but now" I really dig your use of ellipses here. I think it adds so much to the thought process of the "speaker". Beautiful poem with conviction, and I really like it. I saw you on Chris' blog and saw you had your birthday. 81, Wow :)! Belated happy happy birthday and wishing you continued God's blessings in life! I haven't been active here, but it was nice seeing you :) -nikko :)
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