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The Promise
by H J Cruz

Saturday, May 09, 2009
Rated "G" by the Author.
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A reflection; a recolection




The Promise


On a rock called ages,

Lie torn and windswept pages,

We were in the flower of our youth.


Children playing grown up games,

Primal essence, chemical flames,

Then she was with child.


So footloose and naively free,

Shattered mirrors, cupids knee,

Responsibility became me.


The Norwegian princess held court,

Silent deliberation summoned a retort,

So practical; she was a realist.


Decisions loom the fabric of time,

That ones hers, this one mine,

Yesterday’s opportunity; tomorrows regret.


Her mind games left me luke warm,

I had options; hers was a storm,

What’s in fashion? O scorn of passion!


Ten years hence, a moonlit bay,

She–– another’s wife, urged me to stay,

Her taste; surreal, but her love I wouldn’t steal.


Now years and miles apart,

A Christmas card to warm the heart,

A genetic tribe smiles from a sanctuary.


Loves tender moments now faded,

My promise lies spent or traded,

One could only wonder.


If she would have said; I do,

Then bore me a son or maybe two,

Thy name could live on.

But lo–– I am the last to bear the cross,

Middle- aged line, shant I ever toss,

Perhaps it was natural selection, a.k.a. woman’s instinct.












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Reviewed by Annabel Sheila 8/3/2009
Very interesting write! Absolutely loved the story and the flow of your words. Great job.

Reviewed by Chantilly Lace (Reader) 8/1/2009
Very touching sweet man..well done indeed keep smiling always OK...Hugss,much happiness to you
Reviewed by Mary Coe 7/4/2009
Avery good write. Loved this one.
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 6/28/2009
So real and honest... ...and to me, sad. Thank you for sharing. Love and peace,

Reviewed by Victoria's Poetry & Voices of Muse 6/19/2009
oh this is an honorable man to resist stealing love!
not a forsaken one!
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 6/6/2009
I'd call it unnatural selection. Gave me deja vu. Women are a fickle lot, love the one you've got.


Reviewed by La Belle Rouge Poetess Of The Heart 5/14/2009
I doubt it, I think her instincts must have betrayed her. Beautifully penned HJ and deeply touching.
Reviewed by E T Waldron 5/10/2009
An outstanding write HJ! That saying"what goes around comes around"
seems to be true many times...This is one many can relate to!

Reviewed by Georg Mateos 5/10/2009
Far too long in between your excellent writes arrive like tears from a rock. But when you decide to treat us with a poem, it is worth to read a few times!


Reviewed by Chanti Niven 5/9/2009
I loved those first three lines. What a hook!

An introspective, nostalgic and somewhat reflective write. I am sure that many will relate to this.
Great poem HJ! :)

Reviewed by Tom Kitt 5/9/2009
Ahh! This touches a chord. Difficult to comment without going on forever. As usual HJ, an excellent expression, well done. Tom
Reviewed by Carolyn Red Bear (The Bear Paw) 5/9/2009
Hi HJ, on a rock called ages.... sums it up, doesn't it? Your promise might lie spent or traded, but not over... always second chances... this is a perceptive write...

In Spirit,
Reviewed by Amber Moonstone 5/9/2009
H.J. I love this poem, very methodical and thought provoking.
Much peace, love, and light,
Amber V

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