So Many Promises: Which Ones to Keep?
So Many Promises
So many promises are ours,
but which ones shall we keep --
the ones we made in daylight hours,
or those we made asleep?
Which promises to sanctify,
which ones, indeed, to spurn,
Nature herself will specify
sufficient time to learn.
We measure duty's distance by
our meters and our heart-beats.
We measure victory's volume by
our oceans and our tea cups.
Some promises bring laughter's dance,
and others make us weep,
but destiny employs the lance
of promises we keep.
Villa Park, Illinois
Revised June 30, 2011
Copyright © June 2011 by Max J. Havlick, 16 West Vermont St., Villa Park, IL 60181-1938, all rights reserved.
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