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Promises and Paper Chains

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Parker
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... the old black rum


0 posted 01-12-2000 03:45 PM       View Profile for Parker   Email Parker   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit Parker's Home Page   View IP for Parker

Promises and Paper Chains              
-----------------------------------------------  
                                    
Paper kept in dusty places            
In cupboard drawers, on bedroom walls  
Promises made on paper chains,        
                                      
the ink long dried                    
of a ceremony gone by,                
a reminder, of vows taken,            
                                      
I Read the scroll, and see her face    
a solemn promise is shaken            
the paper brittle, the ink is fading,  
                                      
how to break these paper chains        
of promises made in another time      
our simple lives, now so complex.      
                                      
                  Parker. Dec 29, 1989




[This message has been edited by Haleyja (edited 01-12-2000).]
© Copyright 2000 James Parker Haley - All Rights Reserved
Sunshine
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1 posted 01-12-2000 04:14 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

...and they weigh so heavily at times...

Well done, Sir!

 Sunshine
Look, then, into thine heart, and write ~~~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


PhaerieChild
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2 posted 01-12-2000 05:03 PM       View Profile for PhaerieChild   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for PhaerieChild

BRAVO!!!! Very well written!
"paper chains of promises made in another time" really love that part.

 Poetry~ Words falling on paper, painting a dream.

Shawna R. Holder
Boise, Idaho

Nate Dogg
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3 posted 01-12-2000 05:03 PM       View Profile for Nate Dogg   Email Nate Dogg   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nate Dogg's Home Page   View IP for Nate Dogg

Few words but great meaning. Nice poem.

 Nathan
Corinne
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4 posted 01-12-2000 05:24 PM       View Profile for Corinne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Corinne

Life can very sad and emotional at times, can't it?  

And these reminders, like your chains, are sometimes the hardest to deal with, do we throw them away to keep the memories at bay, or keep them because we know that someday we'll be glad we did.

Nice poem!

Corinne
poetFemmeFatale
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5 posted 01-12-2000 06:34 PM       View Profile for poetFemmeFatale   Email poetFemmeFatale   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for poetFemmeFatale

Beautiful read sir!  Aaahhh....I sense some sadness, and yet so much heartfelt romance in this too!  What a moving piece....Very well said.  

PS....I am clawing the screen!!!  ROFLMAO    


 ** I'm reaching for the brightest star I've ever seen - knock my ladder out from under me, and you'll wish you hadn't !! -pFF ** Here's to 2000!
devina
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6 posted 01-12-2000 06:53 PM       View Profile for devina   Email devina   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for devina

Beautifully well done dear, I'm curious as to what has brought upon the sadness in this one, but tis lovely all the same.

 Open arms can be the most fragile in the world...
Denise
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7 posted 01-12-2000 07:58 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Promises can be broken so easily, can't they. Very sad. Well done poem, James.

 Denise

Michael
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8 posted 01-12-2000 08:33 PM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Michael

The emptiness of this piece just flows.  Beautiful...but sad.  Very enjoyable reading.

Michael
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9 posted 01-12-2000 09:39 PM       View Profile for hoot_owl_rn   Email hoot_owl_rn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit hoot_owl_rn's Home Page   View IP for hoot_owl_rn

Bravo!!! What an excellent written poem and an imaginative idea
Parker
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... the old black rum


10 posted 01-13-2000 04:28 PM       View Profile for Parker   Email Parker   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Parker's Home Page   View IP for Parker

Thanks Sunshine ... your right they do.

WildChild thanks, glad you liked the line.

Thanks Nate, I think I'm not a very good long form poet, as short and sweet as possible.

Ah sweet Corinne, I think keep the reminders, your right we may regret their loss, everything we've ever done and been is a thread of who we are, good or bad. ... thanks.

Parker
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... the old black rum


11 posted 01-13-2000 04:49 PM       View Profile for Parker   Email Parker   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Parker's Home Page   View IP for Parker

poetFemmeFatale, It was a sad moment for something that played a wonderfull part in my life. ....

P.S. I got my supply of popcorn waiting for that big meeting.

devina, thanks. Sometimes a relationship ending is like death, no more communication, no more warmth of friendship, no more long talks on the phone, is there really any difference.

Thanks denise , Micheal, and Hoot, I'm so glad you guys liked it


Elizabeth Santos
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12 posted 01-13-2000 05:01 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

What a lovely poem! Two thumbs up!
Liz
Parker
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... the old black rum


13 posted 01-13-2000 05:43 PM       View Profile for Parker   Email Parker   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Parker's Home Page   View IP for Parker

Elizabeth, thanks I'm glad you liked it, I think thats my first two thumbs up... cool.  
passing shadows
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14 posted 04-16-2005 05:11 PM       View Profile for passing shadows   Email passing shadows   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for passing shadows

very good write
love the feeling it gives
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