Bent Promise (NaPoWriMo 3)

I know I said Yes

And I meant it

But then I realized, No

That promise

I quickly bent it

I stuttered

I muttered


Then I came clean

I had misspoken

That promise

It’s broken


Still I feel better now

The changing

The rearranging

I feel better now


Even so

I start to choke up

That promise

I’m sorry

I broke it

But I do feel much better now


About the poem:
I used to say things and get myself in a bind. Then I’d resent everyone else for the situation. Not exactly fair, but I was an expert at it. These days, I’m quicker to call back and say, No, I know I just said that, but I was wrong. Then I can adjust. Except for the momentary embarrassment, the end result is much better. It’s me being kinder to myself and everyone involved.

About Joan:
Poet, Wellness Coach, Eco-Nut
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