Well intentioned poison of the soul,
Big or small, short or long,
A string of words that both mend and hurt,
A promise is truly a double edged sword.
When I promised you forever I did not
Think to attach a list of conditions.
In truth, I broke my promise in response to
You breaking my trust,
Together we broke that fragile
Balance that was
Yet my promise was not,
"Forever so long as you are faithful"
I simply promised you forever
And then walked away despite my promise.
So you see, you promising this will
Never happen again does not phase me
Because what you don't understand is
A promise only lasts until an exception
Invites you into their bed and you go,
Consent in lieu of refuse:
You break my heart and do so with the pieces
Of your broken promises.
The one promise I can keep:
I will never again trust you.