Auld lang sign here please

Resolving, revolving;
promises made, kept, broken

unrealistic, fatalistic, sincere
but well-meaning, still utterly
devoid of binding promissory
intent, bordering on mockery.

Resolving, revolving;
promises made, forgotten,
remembered, disavowed

nothing stays the same but
the negated pledges to change
while attitudes warily ingrained
leave such revelatory mandates
unenforceable and estranged.

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One thought on “Auld lang sign here please

  1. slpmartin January 9, 2011 / 12:00 am

    Really found this to be a fine poem…enjoyed reading it very much!

    Like

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