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Promise - 21st Word in the "Good Word" Project - Continuing the Poems for the Good Word Project

Updated on November 19, 2016

Jo 'Grace' Goldsmith has made it her mission to help unknown authors

Jo 'Grace' Goldsmith who has made it her mission to help the unknown authors and beginning authors of HubPages to gain recognition for their writing ability has created the "Good Word" project. Each week or every other week Jo will give us a word to practice using to encourage and inspire ourselves and each other to be the best writers we can be. When she told me about the "good words project" I promised to write a poem for each word given us


The Good Words

This is the 21st of the good words that Jo 'Grace' Goldsmith has given us to practice living by. The word is 'Promise' and I gave her my Promise to write a poem for each word each week.


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Promise

© by Shyron Shenko


A promise is the sacred Word

God gave to you and me

He placed a Rainbow in the clouds

For all the earth to see

God’s Rainbow is the token

That His Promise will not be broken

A covenant between the earth and Him

_________ (Genesis 9:11)

That our world will not end

By flooding of the earth again

God painted a swath across the sky

In vibrant colors after a summer rain

The promise is His pact

That one day He will be back

Not to set foot upon the earth

But to gather us above

Where we will know His undying Love

And He will fulfill His promise of rebirth

We've all been told

At the end of every rainbow

There is a pot of gold

But, the real treasure is worth more I'm told

It is God's Promise to redeem our soul

This was my Grandmother's bible that had notes writen to me.  My Aunt Irene, who was her care giver gave it to me when Mammaw died. The Badge was from when I worked at Cock Robin in Berwyn, Illinois.
This was my Grandmother's bible that had notes writen to me. My Aunt Irene, who was her care giver gave it to me when Mammaw died. The Badge was from when I worked at Cock Robin in Berwyn, Illinois. | Source

Hold on to the promises

© 2014 Shyron E Shenko

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    • Shyron E Shenko profile imageAUTHOR

      Shyron E Shenko 

      3 months ago from Texas

      Au fait, thank you so much for the comments. I try very hard not to make promises I don't know if I can keep. I am sickened by politicians who make promises like saying hell knowing they will never keep one, unless it is by accident.

      Thank you for the Blessings and wishes.

      Blessings to you also my dear friend.

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      C E Clark 

      3 months ago from North Texas

      Does anyone keep promises anymore? It seems to me promises should be given sparingly, because sometimes people don't realize what they're promising and just how difficult to impossible they can be to keep.

      You've written about a very important promise here and I hope all will read it and realize the importance of God's sacred promise. Then everyone needs to realize the importance of keeping their own promises, for people, especially children, rely on those promises.

      Hope all is the best it can be with you and John. Blessings dear friend . . .

    • Shyron E Shenko profile imageAUTHOR

      Shyron E Shenko 

      20 months ago from Texas

      A promise is a sacred trust between two friends.

      Happy Thanksgiving to all my Hubber friends

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      Shyron E Shenko 

      3 years ago from Texas

      Michael, thank you so much for the compliment, comment, and up-votes. Sorry about the delay in getting back to you, been going to council meetings for my town and the P&Z. That does not leave a lot of time.

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      Michael-Milec 

      3 years ago

      Hi Shyron E Shenko.

      How boldly and powerfully depicted the word "Promise " in connection to faithfulness of the Creator who bestowed upon humanity ever present reminder in a Rainbow.

      Your "Promise" poem lead us safely to the conclusion offering an eternal security provided in redemption.

      Voted awesome.

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      Shyron E Shenko 

      3 years ago from Texas

      Dear Maria, you are the one that is beautiful. I love rainbows and butterflies, the rainbow really is a PROMISE. Thank you for the comment, up votes and compliments.

      Forgive me for taking so long to get back to you. My PC was sick twice, with a computer tech in Office Depot for seven days.

      Blessings and hugs to you.

      Wishing you rainbows and butterflies always.

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      Maria Jordan 

      3 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

      Dear Shyron,

      Working back and forth to be sure and not to miss any of your wonderful poetic adaptations of Jo's 'Good Words'...

      I can think of no better visual imagery of the word PROMISE than a rainbow and you have done an amazing job in this expression.

      Voted UP and especially beautiful, like you. Love, Maria

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      Shyron E Shenko 

      3 years ago from Texas

      Thank you Peggy, I really appreciate your comments, up votes, sharing and pinning to AH. I also like Au fait's idea to put my collection of Poems into booklet form.

      Have a blessed day.

      Shyron

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      Peggy Woods 

      3 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Shyron,

      I liked reading Au fait's idea of your combining these into booklet form. You are creating quite a collection of uplifting and encouraging words in poetry form. Up, useful and will be happy to share and pin to Awesome Hubpages.

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      Shyron E Shenko 

      4 years ago from Texas

      Thank you Jo, I am so glad you liked this. Thank you for the thumb up sharing and especially for the hugs. Shyron

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      Jo_Goldsmith11 

      4 years ago

      Just beautiful as always Shyron! Amazing words..love the art and the video is perfect with the whole package! :-) Shared & up she goes.

      hugs! ((((((( Shyron)))))))

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      Shyron E Shenko 

      4 years ago from Texas

      Kevin, thank you for the compliment, thumb up, and sharing.

      Blessings my friend

      Shyron

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      Shyron E Shenko 

      4 years ago from Texas

      Frank, thank you for the compliment I am glad you loved this.

      God bless you also

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      The Examiner-1 

      4 years ago

      Beautiful Shyron, just beautiful. This poem was a way of expressing affection and devotion in one word. I voted it up and shared it.

      Kevin

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      Frank Atanacio 

      4 years ago from Shelton

      wow, a moving grouping of words in poetic formation.. loved it God bless you

    • Shyron E Shenko profile imageAUTHOR

      Shyron E Shenko 

      4 years ago from Texas

      Thank you Audrey for the comment, glad you liked it.

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      Audrey Howitt 

      4 years ago from California

      I love this sentiment Shyron--beautifully stated!

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      Shyron E Shenko 

      4 years ago from Texas

      Thank you Flourish, for the compliments and the comments.

      Have a beautiful weekend.

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      Shyron E Shenko 

      4 years ago from Texas

      Dear Ruby, thank you for your compliments and comments. Yes, broken promises hurt giver and the receiver.

      Blessings to you my dear friend.

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      Shyron E Shenko 

      4 years ago from Texas

      Welcome back to HP, I am glad you are back and nice to meet you. Thank you for your kindness.

      Blessings

      Shyron

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      Shyron E Shenko 

      4 years ago from Texas

      Thank you Devika, for your compliment and comment. I really appreciate you.

      Shyron

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      Shyron E Shenko 

      4 years ago from Texas

      Lyns, you are so welcome. Thank you for the compliment and comment. I really appreciate you.

      Have a blessed weekend.

      Shyron

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      Shyron E Shenko 

      4 years ago from Texas

      Bill, thank you for the comment. A person who does not keep promises can not be true to themselves and they are lost souls.

      Have a blessed weekend.

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      FlourishAnyway 

      4 years ago from USA

      Beautiful words, and the image you have chosen is fitting and meaningful.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      4 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Shyron, i look forward to your poetry. Your words are beautiful and meaningful. Promises are meant to keep. Broken promises are sometimes devastating to our inner being. Thank you..

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      Kristen Burns-Darling 

      4 years ago from Orange County, California

      I have been away from HP for an extended period of time, and came back to find your amazing works, and this amazing project. A nice homecoming indeed! Will be going back to read the first 19 and awaiting what comes next, and that is a promise.

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      Devika Primić 

      4 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      A word for one to keep up to. You always come up with the most amazing words.

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      lyns 

      4 years ago from USA

      @ Shyron: Thanks so much I appreciate your comments and your work what I've had a chance to read so far. Hope you have a wonderful day lyns 6/28/2014

      9am

      @billybuc, You said a mouth full, that's why with my children I try to keep promise to them when I say I'm going to do something for them take them some where etc., even when I don't feel like doing it I follow through hopefully showing them the character of your words you should stick to, and yes that's a friend for life. love this lyns 6/28/2014

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      Bill Holland 

      4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Lovely as always, Shyron. Show me a person who keeps their promises and I'll show you a friend for life.

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      Shyron E Shenko 

      4 years ago from Texas

      Au fait, thank you my dear friend for you kindness. Maybe that is not a bad Idea.

      Thank you for the vote-up BAUI, pin and share.

      You are appreciated more than you know.

      Shyron

    • Shyron E Shenko profile imageAUTHOR

      Shyron E Shenko 

      4 years ago from Texas

      lyns, you have some beautiful poems yourself.

      Thank you for the comment, thumb-up and sharing.

      I really appreciate you.

      Shyron

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      C E Clark 

      4 years ago from North Texas

      Excellent as always! I really hope you're going to put all these Word of the Week poems into a little book. I think a lot of people would like to have them available in their purse or at their desk to help them get through some of life's daily situations.

      Voted up, BAUI, pinned to AH, and will share.

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      lyns 

      4 years ago from USA

      This is a very deep and meaningful poem I loved it, it's true the best promise he gave to us is to redeem humanity souls, wonderfully written and conformed thanks so much for sharing, gave it a hand up and all the others. Have a great night.

      lyns 6/27/14

    • Shyron E Shenko profile imageAUTHOR

      Shyron E Shenko 

      4 years ago from Texas

      To my friend Jo, I am still hanging in there.

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