A.J. McKinley

Rookie (July,1975 / Indiana, United States)

Shadow Promises - Poem by A.J. McKinley

Shadows of promises broken
Gloom within this page
Lightless thoughts keep dancing
Pain will never age.

Memories creep within my mind
Reminders of destructive trust
Consequences seem never ending
Resulting from remorseless lust.

Timeless minutes of clarity
Reasons formed within my mind.
Blinded by guileless faith.
Love is never that kind.

Release is but a tease.
She sells herself well...
I am forever wanting.
I seek pardon from this hell.


Comments about Shadow Promises by A.J. McKinley

  • (8/28/2006 10:08:00 PM)


    I like that last line good poem. I liked it.
    Lylyanna
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  • (7/31/2006 10:37:00 PM)


    You use language very well love the title and concept of this poem very well done.

    Séamus
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Poem Submitted: Monday, July 31, 2006

Poem Edited: Friday, August 20, 2010


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