Friday, June 8, 2012

“Pledge to Honor”

four walls   
         love, duty, responsibility, need   
                     box me into near solitude   

pressed by decisions   
         I bare this weight without grace   

the brace of your love   
         supports me   
                     alone I will fail   
with three   
                     I can survive   

longingly, I look to our past   
         ache for its loss   

I fear today   
I dread tomorrow   

         trying to fulfill my pledge to honor   

Copyright 2012 Elizabeth Abrams Chapman

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