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When one loves completely, but the love is not returned, they must bestow a most painful gift. That of letting go. For if you love someone, you will do anything you can to make them happy.

No matter how much it hurts.

Promises Made

Yesterday's goals, dim memories.
Dark saddened eyes, blurring with tears.
Painful scars borne; Love's history.
Futures crumble when doubt appears.

No brightly lit hope envisioned,
When following after harsh words.
Hurt soul splits in twain, partitioned.
Swooned by appeal - when numbness lured.

Apologies made, never bought.
Price paid turned out far too costly.
Though never known what would be wrought -
Must walk into the night softly.

One wish, only to be released.
Granted - now receive this token.
Words written in rhyme, love's deceased.
When promises made . . . were broken.
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72 Visitor Comments

Sam
This really touched me, I'm going through something similar now and I so want her back. I'm only alive when I'm with her.
just broke up
i really love the poem and it had really touched my heart. the author did a good job in expressing his feelings and have create a a really touching poem. T_T
Flora
i really think that this poem is great. when i read it it brought me back to the days i were with him and he said promises are meant to be broken. and it ended up so sadly. just like the poem 'corrupted love'
Jenna
I feel that I can relate to this poem. I've lost someone that I am still in love with and I just keep praying that things will get better.
shamea
this poem remember me of the promises my and my boyfriend made. thank you for the poem
Linda
Beautiful.
David
its the best poem that explanes exactly what i am going through its very good
Kaitlynn
This was exactly what i was looking for! Kudos! Lovely poem!
Jillian
I love this poem. It's very deep and I'm a deep person so I guess that makes sence.
Fern
wow, it is a really well written poem, well done =]
Chloe
Hi Chris, This has really touched me. I have just made the decision to let go of the man I have really think to be the ONE for my life. Some times we just have to make such decision in order to let the other person have a more fulfilled life. I just want to thank you. esp the last verse. when love decease. all promise. all dreams. will no longer be valid. they will be. only in your memories. only in your heart. MAY True LOVE LAST FOREVER, CE
Ashley
This is very touching and bright love the way you express yourself s you are writing.
Nikki
great poem keep up the good work.
Myria
Wow this is a great Poem . Myria
CHRIS
I HEAR YA DUDUE I WAS ONCE THERE 2 BUT I FOUND MY TRUE LOVE
shorty
i felt like i could relate to this poem. it seemed like what happend to me.
Johana
its an amazing way on how to express a broken love. im going through that right now. hurts felt that pain in words through your poem.
tiffany
this was great. i can really relate to all ur poems, this one especially. it was good
jim
Christopher everyone seems to enjoy your poems man i guess you got some talent so KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK
amber
i thought this was very good. strong words and it rhymed. which is hard for me when i write something so deep. GOOD JOB!
griselda
Ur PoEm reminds me of my unhappy really bad rel. ships niZe Job
kaylyn
there is not much to say other than i love the poem and it really touched me!
Brianna
That was a good poem; your poem got me thinking of something. I write poems, too, but yours are better then mine, and are really good. Good luck!
zosie
While Im reading this poem it remind me of someone I loved so dearly but my heart knows no matter how much I love him he can never be mine and even from the start I knew he was already owned by someone, until the time came I had to let him go because of too much pain that I could no longer take. This poem let me realize that it wasnt only me who suffered who became blind about love but indeed in life no matter how hard to let go of someone you trully love but knowing that special someone dont really loved you like the way you have loved him then we have to let them go. (didicated to name ALDGE)
Christopher
This poem truely touched me. I just losed a loved one.
Andy
Thank you.
Christi
This poem was really good and really touched me
KKaten
Omg, this is, and has been since the first time I read it, my favorite poem in the world. I one day hope to become as good as a poet as you are. I would love to hear more of your poems and maybe hope to soon. This one is a real winner.
Brooke
This poem has so much effect on me. My ex-boyfriend is always making promises and breaking them. Love the poem.
kristine
great poem. it touches my soul.
aurora- lee
being a person that has there heart broken all the time by people that just don't care. it reminds of that day.
cassie
brilliant poem. pure from the heart. i love it!
Jessica
i have been with this guy for a year now and ower relationship has been based on broken promises that he made and this poem just opened his eyes and he relized he was hurting me and we both would like to thank you because if it was not for your poem we would not be together today thank you so much jessica and chris
jared
Ahh to hear such mastered words sadness makes my heart fill with pain and burst. I felt every word you wrote, keep on.
ravin
this peom was good its was very sad\
Ann
SUPERB! I totally relate!
MTh.
Trully expression from deep inside heart. most probably is experience. then i read it, so i cant hold my tears back.
Rhonda
I am in an uhappy relationship and your peom touched me deeply.
heather
i really liked this peom!
amanda
this poem was excellent
amanda
this poem explains it all. cause i know where u are coming from. keep up the good work.
Stephanie
Thats very good. I know from experince. Thank you for the time to write this poem.
Lee
I really liked this peom because it was really well-written and I've gone through a lot of the stuff I read in it. It really sums up what happens if you break a promise to someone you love.
mariel
i really like your poem alot i;m sorry if it ever something happened similar to your poem. I like it cause i remember my boyfriend which we broke up, well he did and if it ever happened to you i know how you feel. well hoe your'll happy right now . bye good luck in the future.
joe
Damn! This poem got me crying. I can really relate to it 'coz my ex made a promise but never kept it. that she'll never leave me.
Lisa
Christopher, That was a very good poem. Keep up the good work and don't worry. I'm sure things will get better!
cristina
the poem was geart
Nychelle
When I read this poem, I instantly feel inlove with it! For I have too have had a broken heart! Never stop writting. you are an amazing poet!
Tori
This is a good poem and i really like it
Madhu
THIS IS ONE OF THE POEMS I COULD UNDERSTAND CRYSTAL CLEAR. IT SHOWS LIFE.
beibei
Everything you said, so true, brings back my yesterday tears. I want to be strong the way other people says. but the cold in his eyes kills all courage inside.
Gabby
Great poem. i understand it entirely, it totally relates to my relationship or what it was
Carol
Great poem. so meaningful and sad. Great job.
shy
It was really touching. and it was just like me and my ex-boyfriend
kai
this poem is great. i really, really, really, feel this.
kendra
that was a great poem
Sumit
Lovely !keep it up
Sara
Your poem was really nice. You really told how you felt and thats the way it should be. You reminded me of me and my ex boyfriend. I loved it!
James
That hit the nail on the head WOWWWWW! is all i can say
Missie
That was a nice poem, it's kinda like me and my ex boyfriend, he broke my heart to pieces and it hurt but i started to think all the bad that he has done, and i smile cuz i know i can do better then him, hurting from love is a part of life
Kelly
So true.
BlueLibra
I once thought it was perfect, that it too would last. Reading this peom lets me know someone has been where I am now. It also give me hope to know that they are also still going, that I too can continue on. Beautiful poem.
Cynthia
Your poems have made my heart grow stronger but I still wish I could have the one I love.
amber
I once to had promises made to me that never fell threw, I love your poem!
Nadine
It describes my relationship with my love. We promised nothing would ever go wrong with us and now.... well........ Thank you so much for writting this. it's a beautiful poem. I love it. Keep up your work. Someday it will pay.
Nesha
I'm going to call you Chris if thats okay. Chris your poem was very deep and true. I love it because I can relate so well. I read your poem and the words ran right through me, I'm really feeling this poem because right now I'm living it. Thank-you for putting my feelings in to words for me.
Jennifer
I agree with what the author of this poem is trying to say and it really touched my heart.It is true that some one makes a promise to you and they never keep it,and that is whats wrong with this world today
Brandon
it is very inspiring for me, my parents relatives and friends. This is the best!
Samantha
This ia a very good poem. It'd cool.
Ron
A wonderful poem about letting go. You have expressed the feelings so precisely.
tina
very nice
Allie
WOW!! u hit the nail on the head with this one.. someof this stuff happen to me... it was a great poem keep up the good work..

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