Stevie Taite

Rookie - 318 Points (30th January 1973 / Kent, England)

Promises - Poem by Stevie Taite

He sharpened his tongue before he came
I had ears shielded with understanding
Innocently I had follied, too horizontal
 He was vertically vexed
I was rehearsed, tail tucked, eyes downcast
He was ready to prompt me, with poignant pauses 
I knew my lines and I meant to mean every word
I cannot act to save my life
When it was done I let him own his smugness
And I made promises I would try and keep.


Poet's Notes about The Poem

How did this happen again? I have been here before. Drinking to much and being foolish. Regretting it and having to face the wrath of my husband, bless him, the next day.

Comments about Promises by Stevie Taite

  • Pranab K Chakraborty (8/19/2012 2:32:00 AM)

    I cannot act to save my life......... perhaps love can't tolerate any acting. In this regard, poet has done its extreme perhaps. Much lucid the expression with finest words. Spontaneous and nice. Thank you.....Pranab k c 10 (Report) Reply

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  • Kelly Seale (8/19/2012 2:28:00 AM)

    This is another amazing, insightful piece Stevie, Very well penned and poignant. You impress me! Great Ink!
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Poem Submitted: Friday, August 17, 2012

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