Barry Middleton

A Broken Promise - Poem by Barry Middleton

if love is a promise in spring
so love may as surely take wing
for springtime must end
though lovers pretend
what love's frail illusion can bring
no love is a union of souls
to hold us until we grow old
for love seems to fade
like spring's masquerade
when seasons return to the cold
so love will await the refrain
the seasons are ever to blame
for love will know fall
and winter's dark pall
until only memories remain

Topic(s) of this poem: illusion, love

Comments about A Broken Promise by Barry Middleton

  • Norah Tunney Norah Tunney (4/4/2016 7:34:00 AM)

    The age old story, beautifully crafted.
    What even seems the truest does not last
    And when the grief dies we remember the good times
    Life is so short even these fleeting loves can be (Report) Reply

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  • The Princess (3/16/2016 9:22:00 PM)

    A very good write about the experiences of love and the comparison of love with the changing seasons! Love sometimes does change! Was it just an illusion, a mirage, or our imagination of what love should be? Of course opinions are based on experiences! (Report) Reply

    Barry Middleton Barry Middleton (3/17/2016 7:47:00 AM)

    Thank you Princess. May you reign be long and happy.

  • Renu Kakkar Renu Kakkar (3/7/2016 2:31:00 PM)

    You have made comparison of love with seasons. Well, it may be for some but not all. Love should be unconditional not based on promises. Any relationship based only on extracted promises is not love, (Report) Reply

    Barry Middleton Barry Middleton (3/7/2016 2:39:00 PM)

    Everyone is entitled to their opinion. And opinions about love are probably based on one's experiences.

  • Jasbir Chatterjee Jasbir Chatterjee (2/18/2016 11:39:00 PM)

    congrats on being poet of the day, Barry. This poem is so refreshingly different; for a change, someone dares to go against the notion that true love is forever... (Report) Reply

  • Souren Mondal Souren Mondal (2/18/2016 11:51:00 AM)

    Although we love illusions, reality is something that comes out at some point... Promises in love are often just plain exaggerations... A finely written one.. Thank you.. (Report) Reply

  • Ratnakar Mandlik (2/18/2016 10:02:00 AM)

    Heartiest congratulations fo this poem of yours being selected as poem of the day.
    Amazing poem penned beautifully and it is insightful and thought provoking too. Thanks for sharing.10 points. (Report) Reply

  • Ratnakar Mandlik (2/18/2016 10:00:00 AM)

    Amazing poem penned beautifully and it is insightful and thought provoking too. Thanks for sharing.10 points. (Report) Reply

  • Kim Barney (2/18/2016 9:57:00 AM)

    Well done, Barry. I like the way you put three limericks together, so to speak, to formulate this poem. Wes Vogler would be proud. Congratulations on having it selected as Poem of the Day! (Report) Reply

  • Fog Runner Fog Runner (2/18/2016 5:16:00 AM)

    I would like to disagree with this pristine poem's unfortunate conclusion. But it seems hard to do. (Report) Reply

  • Barry Middleton Barry Middleton (2/18/2016 4:30:00 AM)

    Thank you all for the kind comments. (Report) Reply

  • Ahmed Gumaa Siddiek Ahmed Gumaa Siddiek (2/18/2016 4:29:00 AM)

    It is the natural cycle of life, but luckily as spring comes again then love can live once and twice. (Report) Reply

  • Mohammed Asim Nehal Mohammed Asim Nehal (2/18/2016 4:18:00 AM)

    Nicely thought and written poem, Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

  • Samuel Adesunloro Samuel Adesunloro (2/18/2016 4:02:00 AM)

    Very good, amazing bravo! (Report) Reply

  • Aarzoo Mehek Aarzoo Mehek (2/18/2016 3:48:00 AM)

    People find reasons and vanish with seasons... Truth well encapsulated in this beautiful poem. Nothing lasts seasons nor reasons. My compliments (Report) Reply

  • Cynthia Buhain-baello Cynthia Buhain-baello (2/18/2016 3:40:00 AM)

    A brilliant poem on fading love as with passing seasons, a candid but true view remarkably expressed in these lines. (Report) Reply

  • Nosheen Irfan Nosheen Irfan (2/18/2016 3:06:00 AM)

    A realistic view of love. Feelings n emotions are as much mortal as human life. Time brings change in everything, nothing remains the same. Well articulated wisdom. (Report) Reply

  • Soul Watcher Soul Watcher (2/18/2016 2:21:00 AM)

    Very nice thanks for sharing (Report) Reply

  • Edward Kofi Louis Edward Kofi Louis (2/18/2016 1:51:00 AM)

    A promise is a promise no matter how long it takes! But, if it is broken along the way then, there is no trust. Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

  • Pamela Sinicrope Pamela Sinicrope (2/17/2016 4:44:00 PM)

    You've likened stages of love to the seasons. The speaker communicates in rhythmic rhyming verse that contrasts the story being told... Broken promises and love is fleeting and not real. You've cleverly used words with layered meaning which I LOVE! And I really mean that. Congratulations on having the poem of the day. Oh... And how about summer love? ;) .10. (Report) Reply

    Pamela Sinicrope Pamela Sinicrope (2/17/2016 5:41:00 PM)

    A universal story that all can understand... At least those who have loved and lost. Now for fun and frolicking summer love!

    Barry Middleton Barry Middleton (2/17/2016 5:10:00 PM)

    Thanks Pamela. I did not think that particular poem was that good. Shows what I know I guess.

  • Dimitrios Galanis Dimitrios Galanis (1/28/2016 1:06:00 PM)

    Poeticaly versed reality. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 28, 2016

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