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(3rd April 19sixty / Tikapali, Patnagarh, Balangir, Odisha, India now at Tapobana, Titilagarh, Odisha, India)

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A Promise

General assumption is that
A promise should be kept
One should keep one's promise
It should be done keeping
In view certain philosophical
Exceptions if you like to hear
Let me say in detail here
You can refuse to fulfill
Your promise in subduing others
In joking in responding to danger
In acting for the welfare of others
But word is word my dear
Let your life suffer and comes
To an end but keep your promise, it is clear.

Submitted: Friday, December 13, 2013
Edited: Saturday, December 14, 2013

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If one failed to keep his promise not only he but his fore fathers also suffer for his inaction in keeping words.

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  • Sadvansha Munshi (1/11/2014 6:28:00 AM)

    a promise is to be kept is what generally everyone assume! i can relate, nice one!

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  • Abigail Kaiser (12/21/2013 8:42:00 PM)

    Really good poem and very deep and true keep your promises that you make.

  • Ocklawaha Holt (12/16/2013 4:53:00 AM)

    i love it! its powerful, but at the same time gives you a guilty conscience, because as your reading you think back to every promise ever made or broke.

  • Tirupathi Chandrupatla (12/14/2013 12:57:00 AM)

    A promise is a promise that must be kept. Nice poem.

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