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May 1, 2009
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Forever is an empty promise
A man once made to a woman
Long ago under the sun's setting rays
And since then it has remained

A fancy hope that an earthly paradise
Will survive the earthquakes
The thunderstorms
The twisters
The destruction of time

Forever is just a word made up
And tied to a string around your heart
Pulling it along
And then one day the string frays
And snaps
Leaving you completely unattached

Forever was just a warm dream
And a cold nightmare
Then I glanced up into your eyes
So, how do I handle
The timeless lie?

This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.

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Missundrstoodx2 said...
Jan. 8, 2012 at 3:31 am
I, too, have been wrestling with this concept of "forever." the meaning of words that hold such supposed weight...the 'i love you forevers,' and you bring me so much comfort with this poem. you make bold claims, that it is an empty promise, a word made up, an empty expectation, a lie, giving such life to a word as if it is living, a creature, something real, as people make it out to be. your thought process is slightly pessimistic here, something I can relate to, and I appreciate your diction ve... (more »)
3moh3art11639 said...
Apr. 9, 2011 at 1:47 pm
wow! never looked at it that way, you opened my eyes!
Lonewolf1213 said...
Dec. 25, 2010 at 2:11 pm
So so so true!
DeannaAnn said...
Dec. 25, 2010 at 1:54 pm
absolutely love it
blackamethyst said...
May 10, 2009 at 4:04 am
how do you feel about "always"? just wondering. it's a good poem but i really like the idea of "forever" and i dont feel like it's empty
EdytD said...
May 10, 2009 at 2:25 am
Nice! I love how you end with a question. Great comparisons!
:PBUBBLES:P said...
May 10, 2009 at 1:19 am
LOVE IT! So flowing and emotional, so true. This is an amazing poem.
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