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Hold On: A Poem About Commitment

Updated on December 14, 2011

Hold On

Hold on
I know where this is going
Please not another word
Hold on

Fifty percent of marriages
End in divorce
Most relationships will
Never reach marriage

No point in working
Up to
A horse
And carriage

Pardon my pessimistic
View on commitment
Love is vital
Commitment is decision

I compare their
Words of wisdom
To financial advice
From a bum

They live under
Burned bridges
They sleep with
The pigeons

A shame to be in
That predicament
Without anyone

There is no love
Aside from trust
We need to take
Some time for us

Hold on

Will you call other
Guys when
I’m not

Will I get in touch
With random women
When you’re
Out of town?

If the answer
Is yes to
Any of the above
That isn’t love

If I’m always
While you’re
Home alone

If you say
You trust me
Then look
Through my phone

That isn’t love
Not love to me
Just enjoy
My company

No cards
No strings
No hearts
No rings

No love bugs
No kissing birds
Not even another

Hold on



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      lyns 3 years ago from USA

      I found this very interesting and somewhat true, thanks for sharing voted up. 752141p lyns

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      Unique Hiram 4 years ago from Midwest

      Love the poem, it's interesting and honest. Look forward to reading more of your work.

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      Innuentendre 6 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Thank you Cardisa. I'm sure it will work out for you! I can't figure myself out sometimes but I enjoy the challenge!

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      Carolee Samuda 6 years ago from Jamaica

      Oh Lord. I have been struggling with my answer to the man I live with for a long time. This poem is....well...not making my decision easier, but I do understand what you mean. I love it by the way.

      I can't believe you were hiding that handsome face of yours behind a "tie" and the the "back of your head"

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      Innuentendre 6 years ago from Houston, Texas

      haha tough love. Likewise krissyp386

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      krissyp386 6 years ago from San Diego, California

      I'm so indifferent to commitment and not sure what I want and this poem... is good but didn't help haha

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      Innuentendre 6 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Absolutely! Thank you BongSantos!

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      Jobb Gosamo 6 years ago from Philippines

      Love is all that matters and trust is the binder. How can I disagree with you? Wonderful poem, wonderful writing.