Promises – Poem and a line

He a man untied

to time or anything

beyond accepted promises

 

She his curved ball

provokes imagination

believes she can be his

 

Conscience slips and slides

everyday more blind

to all he’ll leave behind

 

As he sleeps he stares

sees her in his darkness

light rolls back their years

 

Love beyond words

felt though unheard

their promises unbroken

 

…..

 

He remembers, she too… will always

 

The Day Before Or After

When did you decide

no one on one with him

the day before or after

you said you couldn’t wait

 

When did you decide

to mess up bad his mind

the day before or after

you said you never would

 

When did you decide

you’d made a big mistake

the day before or after

he said he understood

 

When did you decide

you didn’t need to cry

the day before or after

he wiped away your tears

 

When did you decide

you’d always love him

the day before or after

he said ‘I love you’

 

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Selected from ‘EDC Shorts’ for publication in ‘Lines of Cause’  September 2019.