Ali Eckermann

(1963 - / Kaurna / Australia)

A Promise - Poem by Ali Eckermann

She gives him a cloud of parrots
He expects her to peel the carrots
She gives him a safari cruise
He expects her to hide the bruise
She gives him a blue magic rabbit
He expects her to feed his habit.

He gives her a kicking horse
She expects his true remorse
He gives her a rotting plum
She expects a little freedom
He gives her his silver spoon
She expects she’ll kill him soon.


Comments about A Promise by Ali Eckermann

  • Lyn Paul (10/18/2019 9:48:00 PM)

    Time to fly next time this poor specimen of a man raises a hand.
    Pack his bags in a garbage bag.
    Life is so much better than this! !
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  • Kumarmani Mahakul (10/18/2019 9:37:00 AM)

    Congratulations again for being chosen this poem for second time as the member poem of the poem of the day. (Report)Reply

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  • Sylvia Frances Chan (10/18/2019 3:51:00 AM)

    DOUBLE CONGRATULATIONS being chosen TWICE, same date another year. Since you are woman, I am very proud of you and I know the situations you had been in so well. I had been been to your area and to many many parts of Down Under. Amazing Country Continent. You write excellent poems, Ali. That you must know. (Report)Reply

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  • Sylvia Frances Chan (10/18/2019 3:47:00 AM)

    Because if too much silence, then this amazing ironical poem full of cynical notes was born. So true. Man must not abuse his life partner, IF still so, then such things as in this poem can happen. Be alerted, man! This woman is smarter than you think., hey man! A most deserving Modern Poem Of The Day! CONGRATULATIONS on being chosen as TMPOTD. Hurray for Ali! A 10 Full Score and myriad of 10´s more. God´s Blessings. (Report)Reply

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  • (10/18/2018 11:22:00 PM)

    Very in-depth sentiments in a relationship,10+ (Report)Reply

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  • Edward Kofi Louis (10/18/2018 2:18:00 PM)

    Relationship! !

    Up and down.

    Thanks for sharing.
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  • Savita Tyagi (10/18/2018 2:05:00 PM)

    A relationship of broken dreams and utter ugliness....so very well expressed. It is admirable in its poetic imagination and style. (Report)Reply

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  • Kumarmani Mahakul (10/18/2018 9:03:00 AM)

    He gives her a rotting plum
    She expects a little freedom
    He gives her his silver spoon
    She expects she’ll kill him soon........touching and impressive expression with nice theme. Thanks and congratulations for being selected this poem as the poem of the day.
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  • (10/18/2018 8:47:00 AM)

    A sad but relatively true poem reflecting some bad relationships? ......well written Ali (Report)Reply

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  • Anil Kumar Panda (10/18/2018 7:40:00 AM)

    This is how a relationship can become dangerous. Very nicely done with a smooth style. Liked it. (Report)Reply

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  • (10/18/2018 4:47:00 AM)

    Life can never be free of Clashing interests of individuals, even in love -life. Depending on the nature of relationship, understanding would perhaps, make things easier. Thought provoking poem, indeed. Congrats for your being positioned high. Thanks for sharing (Report)Reply

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  • Adrian Flett (10/18/2018 3:57:00 AM)

    The rawness of the verse reflects the tough relationship it portrays. (Report)Reply

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  • Mahtab Bangalee (10/18/2018 2:03:00 AM)

    Expectation and reception, sometimes in individual twin soul, stand as opposition political parties /// nice poem (Report)Reply

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  • Ramotlhaba Chrisjan (10/18/2018 12:59:00 AM)

    Expectations... What a rhyming (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, May 2, 2012



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