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Audrey Marie Kay

(March 12,1993)

I Was the Promise Breaker


my parents expect me to understand
they expect me to think its just about them
expect me to know its not my fault..
but honestly its all a lie they thought

they think it makes me feel better to know
that sometimes love doesnt grow
and now they have grown so far apart
the love is not there that was at the start

so dont start telling me im not the cause
i know im the reason and its all because
without me you guys wouldnt fight
without me you guys wouldnt argue
without me you guys would be happy
but i changed all that

so yea it is my fault..
stop lying to me
stop lying to yourself
it was always my fault
because i was a mistake

you never really wanted me in the first place
i changed your plans at an annual pace
you got old and had more reasons to scorn
i was what caused the pages to turn
the page that caused the rise and fall
of your once true love thats not there at all

you made a promise the day you were married
but i guess that all changed when it was me you carried
im sorry i ended up being your promise breaker
dont act like im not the reason, dont be a faker

i guess marriage isnt till the end after all
but you taught me a lesson, dont learn to fall
dont fall in love when your pages arent ready
when they dont want to turn to a new page and be steady

dont make a mistake like having a baby
then let your marriage fail, dont let stress be too heavy
happy endings dont come when you make mistakes
dont ruin your life when you have too much at stake

I guess its my fault you guys grew apart
a marriage wont last if love isnt felt from the heart
I'm sorry you brought me into your life
without me my mom would still be my dad's wife

but i was your mistake
and ive always been the issue
your marriage has failed
and i need a tissue

Submitted: Saturday, January 23, 2010

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  • Joshua Whiting (1/23/2010 12:01:00 PM)

    Nice poem. Good insight to love, commitment and child rearing. However, even 'mistake' children ought not assume guilt or succumb to self-pity on the psychological level. Keep creatively communicating. Check out my poem Acceptance - Love - Forgiveness. Stay positive! (Report) Reply

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