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Broken Promises

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Julie
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0 posted 10-23-1999 09:04 PM       View Profile for Julie   Email Julie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Julie

What happened to our oath and why?
love, honor, and respect...
till death do us part
words promised to God, the most High.

Which we soon find weary
a sacrament given by God
taken for granted just
a year or decade after we marry.

Isn't it a commitment made to your new spouse
and to Heavenly Father that your best
will be your daily vow?
Why then...are you soon roused?

There was no clause that said
only if I'm in the mood, or
if my job doesn't intrude,
or I'm too tired, I want to go to bed.

It angers me to hear all the crying
for not complying with this contract
made with God...
Infedelity, drunkenness, and lying.

We will have to answer to him when dying;
what will you say?
Do you think He will believe all the excuses
as told to your partner for never trying?

Of course He won't believe what you say
He'll make you take a hard look inside at
all the times you failed to give, when you could
That's okay for now, as long as it's later before you pay.

What greater crime could we possibly commit
than to break our contract with the most High?


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Julie
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Almost all our misfortunes in life come from the wrong notions we have about the things that happen to us.
>Stendhal


© Copyright 1999 Julie - All Rights Reserved
Denise
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1 posted 10-23-1999 10:03 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Another sad one Heartbreak expressed so well.

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Denise
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2 posted 10-23-1999 10:40 PM       View Profile for Munda   Email Munda   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Munda's Home Page   View IP for Munda

All it will take for us to awake
and find the true meaning of living,
is to love from within and see the bliss in,
the honest true value of giving.


Very well expressed Julie !
Julie
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3 posted 10-23-1999 10:51 PM       View Profile for Julie   Email Julie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Julie

Thanks Denise...sorry made you so sad tonight guess I owe you some happy tunes.

Munda...ahhh you expressed very well indeed. Thanks for the read.

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Julie
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Almost all our misfortunes in life come from the wrong notions we have about the things that happen to us.
>Stendhal


Pepper
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4 posted 10-24-1999 10:14 AM       View Profile for Pepper   Email Pepper   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Pepper

I like where you went with this Julie....reminding us that our wedding vows are indeed a contract with God as well as between ourselves.....
Thank you for sharing this piece!



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May your days be filled with lots of sunshine and your nights lit up by golden moonbeams
Julie
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5 posted 10-24-1999 04:45 PM       View Profile for Julie   Email Julie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Julie

Thank you Pepper for the read and kind comments on both pieces.

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Julie
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Almost all our misfortunes in life come from the wrong notions we have about the things that happen to us.
>Stendhal


Skyfyre
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6 posted 10-24-1999 05:34 PM       View Profile for Skyfyre   Email Skyfyre   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Skyfyre

Vows are dangerous creatures ... they have a way of coming back to bite the one that swore them. I agree with you that they should only be taken in the greatest and most unrelenting faith. Well put.

--Kess

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You cannot choose the way of your death, but the path you choose will determine its own end.
Julie
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7 posted 10-24-1999 06:14 PM       View Profile for Julie   Email Julie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Julie

Thank you for the read and comments Skyfyer,
and you are right on...

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Julie
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Almost all our misfortunes in life come from the wrong notions we have about the things that happen to us.
>Stendhal


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