indi Poetry

promises that won’t be kept

some promises will not be kept
some truths so easily swept
under carpets thickly plush and warm
there will be harm

smiting would some days come
permanent the damage done
promises blithely broken
gaping wounds turned away from

the ache would be the real deal
no balm will dare its edge steal
perhaps that is one promise
that will be kept

i will not lie and tell you that
you’ll be fine no matter what

you will be torn there will be scars
you’ll own them true they will be yours




there are terrible things that happen. they do maim you. they reach deep and touch places that many other things can’t. in that they belong to us. and we to them. in their way, they make us.


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  • Reply
    Archana popli
    October 3, 2016 at 12:44 am

    Life defining moments make or break your spirit .the test is to rise above it .and go.on ,

    • Reply
      indrani robbins
      October 3, 2016 at 4:13 pm

      hi archana, yeah, things happen… not always the best things… how you include it in your life, has great significance. thanks for reading.

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