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Promises, Promises

You promised on our wedding day
To take me for your wife,
That from that day forward
You'd stay beside me all my life.

Yet when better days were over
And money got a little tight,
You started being horrible
Causing us to fight.

You promised you would care for me
In sickness and in health,
And yet as soon as I got ill
You left me by myself.

You promised to love and cherish me
Till death do us part,
Yet you never meant a word
You've broken my heart.

Promises, promises,
You're dishonourable through and through,
A renege, a traitor
And yet I still love you.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2017




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Date: 7/15/2017 4:13:00 PM
This is well expressed Elizabeth. As we write, we heal too :)
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Elizabeth Kinch
Date: 7/15/2017 4:26:00 PM
I wrote this when thinking about a friend who is experiencing some marriage problems.
Date: 7/15/2017 4:08:00 PM
They say what doesn't kill us makes us stronger. Hope you will push through the rough patches of life and be rewarded with happier days
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Elizabeth Kinch
Date: 7/15/2017 4:25:00 PM
Thankfully my husband and I are very happy in our marriage. Unfortunately many friends and family experience marriage break ups and troubles.
Date: 7/12/2017 4:58:00 PM
Well written words about how fickle some people are,even when in love and married. Reality has the good and the bad, sad that the bad in life is more numerous because mankind walks in treacherous, abject darkness with only a small dim-lit candle to guide.
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Elizabeth Kinch
Date: 7/13/2017 12:25:00 PM
So true Robert.
Date: 7/6/2017 4:47:00 PM
This sounds like it could be a Country song. Nice rhyming and sad story.
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Elizabeth Kinch
Date: 7/6/2017 4:55:00 PM
Thank you Annette
Date: 7/6/2017 11:24:00 AM
Sad and heart wrenching piece Elizabeth, but superbly penned! Blessings Gordon
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Elizabeth Kinch
Date: 7/6/2017 2:45:00 PM
Thank you Gordon.
Date: 7/5/2017 7:04:00 AM
You describe so well how horrible life and love can be. Very well penned.
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Elizabeth Kinch
Date: 7/5/2017 11:20:00 AM
Thank you Darren.
Date: 7/3/2017 9:05:00 AM
So sad when those promises really meant nothing. Oh how wonderful a trustworthy soul. And yet, there is always hope. You write beautiful with your heart of emotion, Elizabeth!
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Elizabeth Kinch
Date: 7/3/2017 12:17:00 PM
Thank you Kim, I know friends going through this now.
Date: 7/3/2017 6:30:00 AM
unfortunately I have seen this situation many a time, and I dare not say I profess to be an expert on these matters, a lot of people would say to get away from a relationship like this, but easier said then done. I do feel for any person in this situation. A well written and sad piece Elizabeth...Maria
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Elizabeth Kinch
Date: 7/3/2017 7:54:00 AM
Thank you Maria. It is a sad situation for many.
Date: 7/3/2017 5:40:00 AM
How true this is Elizabeth. It takes such a long time for a heart to heal. Some women and men just can't let go of someone who is not good for them. Well written and moving my friend! : )
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Elizabeth Kinch
Date: 7/3/2017 6:20:00 AM
Thank you Connie.
Date: 7/3/2017 1:36:00 AM
Glad to know this is fictional, Elizabeth, but I know of some broken marriages that cause heartbreaks:( well expressed:)
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Elizabeth Kinch
Date: 7/3/2017 2:46:00 AM
Thank you Jo. I too know of many broken marriages.
Date: 7/2/2017 10:28:00 PM
Sad :/ They've said promises are said to be broken... I hope when my time comes those promises are meant to be fulfilled ^_^ love this <3
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Elizabeth Kinch
Date: 7/3/2017 12:13:00 AM
I hope no one breaks promises to you ever. Thank you for visiting and commenting.
Date: 7/2/2017 11:38:00 AM
Reading the comments below, I'm glad this is fiction too, Very well written.
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Elizabeth Kinch
Date: 7/2/2017 12:38:00 PM
Thank you Janis, unfortunately it is very real for lots of people.
Date: 7/2/2017 10:37:00 AM
I cared for my wife till the end. I'm glad this is fiction. It shows what a great poet you are.
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Elizabeth Kinch
Date: 7/2/2017 11:12:00 AM
Thank you for your kind words Victor. I realise I'm truly blessed to have a solid, happy marriage.
Date: 7/2/2017 8:36:00 AM
My dearest friend, Elizabeth, you see what certain men do? Shame on him! He is out of his mind to let you go for he will never find a better companion than you! Sad story sweet quatrain though!
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Elizabeth Kinch
Date: 7/2/2017 8:47:00 AM
Purely fictional Demetrios my better half would never do such a thing to me!!!
Date: 7/2/2017 7:51:00 AM
Maybe some day he'll come to his senses and began to return your love again.
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Elizabeth Kinch
Date: 7/2/2017 8:44:00 AM
Thankfully this is fictional for me but not for family and friends. Thank you for commenting Alfred.
Date: 7/2/2017 5:37:00 AM
A heartbreaking tale, Elizabeth! But one I can relate to!
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Elizabeth Kinch
Date: 7/2/2017 5:59:00 AM
So sorry you can relate to this. I know family and friends who have and are experiencing the breakdown of a marriage.