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A prose poem by


Submitted Feb 28, 2015, 10:37:01 AM

A Promise Broken

Heart torn, dreams shattered, hopes dashed.
Despair and loneliness slowly seeping in.
Chest pain, brain numb, anger rising
Lies and half truths told, seemingly endless.
Bitter, hate, lashing outward to you.
You feel bad but not as much as I.

You swore you would be there,
And you're not.
You said nothing would get in the way,
Yet... It did.
We made a promise, a pact, a contract,
Now you have cancelled.

You say sorry like its nothing at all,
You are slowly crushing my spirt.
You never come when you say,
And this is no different.
You say you're my friend
But Im not sure that's true.

Plans useless, dates gutted, timing unstoppable.
Why do I bother sitting around waiting?
Stupidly, ignorant, foolish, pathetic too.
This is me and what I have always done.
Things have to change and to that I say...


Madhatter Avatar


Commented Mar 1, 2015, 1:43:12 AM
So much emotion in this poem, I felt the intensity.
kt6550 Avatar


Commented Mar 2, 2015, 7:28:13 PM
Great imagery here. The anger in the last verse is really well presented.
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Commented Mar 9, 2015, 1:19:02 AM
Very good.