Broken Promises

Broken Promises (A Poem)

happy with who I am,
no resolutions to make,
but for once I thought,
I’d have a little less cake.
six minutes I kept to it,
“Happy New Year” I said,
then ate not just a piece,
that resolution was dead.

happy with who I am,
no resolutions to keep,
but for once I thought,
I’d catch a little sleep.
took up a good book,
to read just a chapter,
kept turning pages,
till the morning after.

happy with who I am,
no resolutions to make,
then I thought of one,
that I wanted to take.
remembered the past,
and just kept it aside,
so no broken promise,
be myself with pride.

wednesday verse broken promises

As part of our resolution to write more poetry in 2018, Reema and I have started this weekly prompt we’ve decided to call as Wednesday Verses. Each Wednesday, we’ll be writing a poem based on the prompt of the week, and sharing a linky. We invite you all to join us with your own poems on the prompt. Write on your blogs, and link up with #WednesdayVerses. We are happy to have you rhyme with us. Welcome!

Prompt #1 is “Resolutions in Verse”

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Liked this? Maybe you can read some of my earlier posts: Poems | for Wednesday Verses.

(Β© Vinay Leo R. @ I Rhyme Without Reason,
10th January, 2018)


Poetry & writing are to me, a breath of fresh air in a life that is sometimes covered by the smoke of sorrow or self doubt. They also become the sweets I share to celebrate when life offers me a reason to. But most of all, they are to me, my life. For each word I write is a piece of my heart, a thought that just had to find its way into the world.

24 thoughts on “Broken Promises”

    • Yeah. Even I prefer words to resolutions, I think. πŸ™‚ Helps to guide the year, doesn’t it?

      Glad you liked the poem, Babby. Do see if you can write something and join us!

  1. Short term goals and long term goals. I have been told to divide my resolutions into these. I am glad a short term goal of mine was to get back into blogging and I got to read this lovely poem. Happy New Year Vinay.

    • I don’t monitor long term goals, so doesn’t make sense to keep that as, or derive that from a resolution. πŸ™‚ The short term goals might change the paths I go on too, so who knows when it’ll touch to the long term one, alle?

      Glad to see you back to blogging, and thank you for contributing to Wednesday Verses too, Jyo. πŸ˜€

  2. This is beautifully evocative, Vinay πŸ™‚ Sometimes the best resolution is not to make one, rather to focus our energy on living life to the fullest. Beautifully executed.

    • Lesser one or more important one, resolution is still broken, no? πŸ™‚ But it’s okay not to break one’s head regarding a broken resolution I feel. πŸ˜› Thank you, Anna.

  3. I used to make resolutions every year but never could keep them so stopped making any and am happy to just look forward to some great times in the future. learning and adapting as I go is fine with me. Loved the poem, apt for me πŸ™‚

  4. I stopped making resolutions a long time ago!! But, this is one resolution that has become a life-mantra – Be Happy!
    Beautifully written as always! πŸ™‚

  5. LOL πŸ˜€ I break my resolutions too, so I decided not to have any resolution for the new year πŸ˜›
    Awesome write, loved it. Most ppl can totally relate to it… πŸ™‚

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