Broken promises ....a poem

Look up into the blue eyes of trust
"someday son you'll understand"
and then life just happens
yet still......I don't think I can

And her eye's too in the beginning
shed tears of faithful promise and allure
So many promises by love then
and now..... I'm not so sure

No wonder man weakens and looks
elsewhere for his pleasures
Begins to faulter and seek out other

Just where is this promise.... faith and bliss
and an angel at my wing
Of promise of love unending .......
I don't see a thing

I've got to go beckons
I've got to fulfill your needs
As she go's off to the parlor
her hair her nails her greeds

Okay , so this is a selfish one , I know , gonna make a few women mad , luv you all !


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Just Ask Susan 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

Nah doesn't make me mad at all, it could apply and go the other way too :)

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old albion 3 years ago from Lancashire. England.

Hi Ed. I thought it was very nice with an ending that raised a smile. I liked it.


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blaise25 3 years ago from close to you...

I like it. Lots of meanings and implications. Voted awesome.

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shanmarie 3 years ago from Texas

Why should it make anyone mad, except maybe the woman that inspired the poem, assuming it is of true to life feelings? That said, it's not uncommon for people to experience those kinds of doubts and resentment within a relationship.

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SongofTheSaints 3 years ago from Colorado

The sadness expressed is palpable. Makes me sad right along with you.

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Genna East 3 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

I agree with Susan. This could go either way. Those that love and keep their promises, can. :-) I very much liked the wording, and the styling of this poem.

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Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

This is a beautiful piece here of an outpouring of your heart, and ironically, I am about to make some women mad by publishing something right along these very lines ... keep watch out ... I am mindful of that store-bought beauty as opposed to that true beauty that comes from within, from the heart. It is good to find out the truth, although painful no doubt, but always best to know exactly what is going on.

Up and more and sharing

Hugs and love,

Faith Reaper

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BlossomSB 3 years ago from Victoria, Australia

I agree with Faith Reaper, it is a lovely piece and it's always best to know exactly what is going on.

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ImKarn23 3 years ago

doesn't make me mad - i get it perfectly!

I know women such as you describe - i also know men such as you describe - minus the hair/nails

Everyone needs to vent once in a while Cowboy..

miss ya tons!


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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

I come back to write one little rant , and the most understanding and beautiful hubbers are still here ! I Luv you guys ! Thank you ~! Ed

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Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Well Ed I for one loved this. Some women only live for themselves and their needs. Watcha gonna do? Hugs.

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D.Juris Stetser 3 years ago from South Dakota

Ed, did you see a doctor after this one? I can tell

you must've reached right into your gut and yanked this baby out, and surely stitches were needed? I love

the emotion and grit, but feel the pain in it also...

and naturally there is this reflex to reach out...soothe away the pain....Wonderful, poignant, yet visceral! hugs....

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