Vows are not,
Promise can be broken,
What did you see
When we walked down the aisle
For my heart is like a ship on a sea
For my world is like a castle
I was a teenager,
too young to understand love
With no hesitation,
I said ‘ I do’
My heart is bounded
To a man who knows not honesty
My body is bounded
To a man who does not appreciate
I need strength; to go on,
Not for him, for my children
And I pray that, someday you will know my worth.
I will forever love you, because;
Vows are sacred
Vows are beyond reach of a broken heart
My life is like a tree, with worn-out leaves
Like a farm, in desperate need of autumn
For I long for hope, hope of the future
Our love is like a coin; it has both sides
Mine; this is love
Not for marrying you, but for having this beautiful children.
Your side; this is bondage, and not marriage.
For marrying a daughter of a nobody.
Am a liability.
Prayer of mother to her children;
I pray you will find the joy and love,
I never found.
For the greatest joy in marriage;
Is to LOVE and BE LOVED.
VOWS comes from the heart
I will forever keep my vows; for the love of my children.
I think of dying,
But I can’t die, leaving them with you.
Each day I have to grow stronger; for them.
I WROTE THIS POEM, WITH ITS SETTING OF THE 16TH CENTURY, NO PROVISION FOR DIVORCE. IF YOU WERE TO BE THE WOMAN, WHAT WOULD YOU HAVE DONE?.
A MOTHER WILL ALWAYS PRAY FOR HOPE. THE PAIN AND JOY OF MOTHERHOOD IS GREATER.