The Promise.


I promised myself to you

For a life spent, I and thou.

I promised you my honor

In deep reverence for the Lord.


Committed to my promise

But, not really knowing how

To keep this promised promise

And, to be of one accord


I knelt before a witness

Made a promise keeping vow

And, for my one kept promise

I was promised a reward.


So, I will keep my promise

Although life with me is fraught

I’m in this thing to win it

Whether you like it or not.






from “Bad Poems About People”, Volume I. (pre-publishing.)

© Ruth Ann Scanzillo  10/31/16       All rights those of the author, whose name appears above this line.  Promise. Thank you for your respect.


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