Memories of promises
made of tule and lace
lost inside a moment
in one blink it’s been erased
learning lessons can really hurt
and the pain can seem unending.
Smiles and sometimes laughter
stashed behind a heart’s pretending.
Faded letters now just memories
along with promises once made,
by all the ones who’ve let me down…
the ones who should have stayed
It’s hard to face yesterday
when I stopped believing;
the day when I realized promises
don’t stop those you love from leaving.
For my book…