Discarded Promises

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Somehow derelict in promises

to have and hold

to love unconditionally

their love became dusty on

foundations of walls

they built

Deserted as the journey

of broken endings unfolded

love lived just this side of

forever

and crashed into that side of

never, crashed into never

Dilapidated dreams turned away

from wisps of hope

buried beneath accusation and apathy

Even with a forced disguise

what was beautiful slowly died

like a smashed flower on the sidewalk


photo: Flickr – Kurt Bauschard

prompts: MadVerse 554, 556, FieryVerse, WyldeVerse 101. 102, LyricScrawl 003

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9 thoughts on “Discarded Promises

  1. I hope you haven’t had to go through this but is sounds as if you have… You can only write lines like “smashed into never” unless you’ve been there. I wrote one one forgiveness named “Dusty Crowns ” So I was taken aback on your line of “love became dusty”… Pretty poem… Debbie

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    1. I’m so touched by your kind words. It wasn’t meant to be about me, but I guess words from our pasts sneak into our writing. That was long ago, and thankfully I am in a very happy place now. I’m off to read your poem now. Thank you! Michele

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