Realistic Promises

(A re-release while I play catch-up with you.)

I won’t promise you forever
But I’ll promise you this now
Time an unknown gift in length
With caution I make my vow

I can say while there’s breath in my body
I will love and honor you
I’ll be there in every moment
Helping to make your dreams come true

I’ll be an attentive listener
With my heart over my ears
Share with you my strength and courage
In times you’re weak or facing fears

I will be the shadow cast
To remind you that there is light
I will be the companion you seek
In the stillness of the night

Realistic promises
Are all that I can make
To offer more than what I know
Would be a grave mistake

All time that we are given
Has been borrowed without guarantee
But while I live and I breathe
I need you here – with me


30 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. v4vikey
    Feb 01, 2016 @ 18:08:22

    Beautiful.. great

  2. ihatepoetry
    Feb 01, 2016 @ 18:12:33

    Beautiful – this verse could be a wedding vow or a Valentine’s Day card. Or even the promise made in the haze of a newly-found love. Thanks, Mosk

    • busymindthinking
      Feb 01, 2016 @ 18:14:59

      Thank you. I just feel being present is important in all relationships, really committing to being there. Huge smiles. I hope you’re having an amazing day.

  3. Heartafire
    Feb 01, 2016 @ 18:13:13

    I will be the shadow cast
    To remind you that there is light”
    too beautiful, Belinda. ❤ and hugs.

  4. Ms. Vee
    Feb 02, 2016 @ 00:53:55

    Fantastic! Blessings and peace!

  5. Trini Lind
    Feb 02, 2016 @ 02:36:35

    Beautiful!! 💖💖

  6. Walter Esposito
    Feb 02, 2016 @ 03:06:38

    As always beautiful words, Belinda,
    sweet companion in the stillness of this night.
    Love, W.

  7. SwittersB
    Feb 02, 2016 @ 06:29:09

    So thankful you are nearby…you inspire, you soften

  8. Lisa
    Feb 14, 2016 @ 23:10:57

    You are just blowing my mind. I hope you don’t mind me creeping around. 😉

  9. Maniparna Sengupta Majumder
    Apr 02, 2016 @ 20:44:38

    “I will be the shadow cast
    To remind you that there is light”- love these beautiful lines… ❤

  10. Ryan Stone
    Apr 02, 2016 @ 21:40:09

    Wow! You had me from the very beginning – I can’t offer forever, but I give you right now – beautiful! What more can one give? So graceful, Belinda 🙂

  11. MichelleMarie
    Apr 03, 2016 @ 06:38:39

    Gosh this is beautiful and wonderfully you! 💕 Your words are always so elegant. I love them always! ❤️

  12. Melinda Kucsera
    Apr 04, 2016 @ 00:08:27

    Your reads like a vow, it’s packed with love and promise in each line 🙂

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