Theme: Betrayal

Why did You Promise Me?


The day when you promised me
Strangely the day when you lied,
feeling rejected, dejected
for the first time unstoppably I cried.

Sad thought!
Was it a mistake?
Was it a crime to seek lively pleasure?
For it was not by earthly measure,
but it was only you with whom
spiritually I was caught.

That halcyon day
when I felt like going to church to pray,
will never ever come again;
might be the reason of lasting pain.

Nobody comes, nobody goes,
every passing vehicular sound reminds me
of my wounded sorrows.
I go rushing to see
whether you've come. 
Why did you promise me?
Image © Mousumi Paul


More By  :  Mousumi Paul

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Comments on this Poem

Comment Who promised u....Godot?????????????......lovely composition can surely endure the pain of thousand broken promise having been solaced with this kind of a tenderly aesthetic, miserably pathetic, and spiritually profound poem.......really something" what oft was thought/but never so well expressed"

Kuntal Mukherjee
08-Dec-2013 11:23 AM

Comment excellent poem indeed. Love the thought..carry on

Santanu Halder
21-Nov-2013 08:39 AM

Comment A quite touching poem only a lover can write like this !!!

Rekha Garg
18-Nov-2013 04:43 AM

Comment Well expressed ... most of the times promises are made to be broken ... need to accept the fact even though it hurts .. nice poem. Thanks for sharing.

Mohini Gurav
17-Nov-2013 06:03 AM

Comment promising.....poet....write n write......from the heart..u will succeed oneday

Nilmadhab Mukherjee
17-Nov-2013 04:03 AM

Comment Beggar description

17-Nov-2013 01:01 AM

Comment A very moving, beautifully written poem, by the talented Mousumi Paul.

Irena Nieslony
17-Nov-2013 00:37 AM

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