For today’s prompt, write a “promise” poem. It could be a promise you keep, or one someone asks you to keep. It could be a promise you make to your future self, or a child, a parent?
Promises promises I have heard them all
Gonna do this, gonna do that,
Take you here, take you there.
In the end it’s all disappointment.
You suffer the let down
Of adults and idle promises.
We’ll go here and there
I thought it was real,
But it was frivolous adult chat.
But to the impressionable
Up there with God’s word.
I struggle through life on the back of promises
Marriage promises going one way
Relationship serving a limited purpose.
In the end you look back
Reflect on what you have become
Make finally the only sensible decision:
I promise to be me.