Neela Nath Das


Promise - Poem by Neela Nath Das

Promise is not to keep,
But to break the ocean like emotion,
In atomic pieces, in electron, proton and neutron.
There I'm a sailor of the lonely ship.

Which wave swings my gushing heart,
I don't know which immense power,
Is guiding me in this crucial hour
Pacifying my tormenting soul with its dart?

I can sail now miles and miles,
Whether the day is windy or stormy,
That force will drive my ship and me,
My love then stealthily smiles.

Your promise you did break,
I strove to keep the sinking light.
You wanted to stay out of my sight;
But my love did never shake!


Comments about Promise by Neela Nath Das

  • Kumarmani Mahakul (9/5/2015 11:15:00 PM)


    Wonderful promise makes life special. Very amazing and beautiful sharing definitely. Wise reading happened....10 (Report) Reply

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  • (4/29/2012 2:21:00 AM)


    The last paragraph, Concludes:

    Your Promise you did break
    I strove to keep the sinking light
    You wanted to stay out of my sight
    But my love did never shake

    It signifies how you were able to compromise yourself on some promÍse that was never kept, it puts emphasise on the fact that, you tried regardless of the promise that was never kept, I adore this last paragraph, a strong concept of sacrificed slightly appears in a way, wonderful

    The_African_Son
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  • <font color=00FFCC>teal Sky</font> (4/16/2012 7:08:00 AM)


    i liked the comparisons.the line was great
    But to break the ocean like emotion,
    In atomic pieces, in electron, proton and neutron.
    the poem, i think tells is about the unfailing faith of the narrator, to her love, even though her love had broken promises and had left.
    the abba scheme went unnoticed the first time i read it, but now i like it in the poem.good one.
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Poem Submitted: Monday, April 16, 2012



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