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We made a deal, you and I.
That I would remain, and you would love me.
It was a compromise
that spoke of sunless days that were still warm.
Of days that would shine
and that would swell with your companionship.

You made a promise, dear,
and I, I was fool enough to keep it for you.
I tucked it tight
beneath the heart that ached for release
from our promises, from life.
I kept our bargain hidden, I kept it kept, for you.

I made a mistake, didn't I?
Forgetting nothing lasts forever, nor no one.
I forgot myself
in my own desire to die, that others do without want.
We made a deal, you and I.
that I would remain, and you would love me.

You broke your promise.
You broke the space under my jailbird heart.
The deal is done
and with no terms to endure, I've rewritten
the history of us.
For if you do not have to keep it, why would I?
The beginning of my 100 Themes challenge. The theme to inspire this poem was Compromise. It reflects my mindset so it's not very cheerful, sorry.

♥ Kathryn O'Driscoll © 2013

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supahSTARZ Jun 26, 2013  Student Artist
beautiful and sad. Love this!
Thank you! I'm so glad!
supahSTARZ Jul 2, 2013  Student Artist
^u^ You're welcome!
S-A--K-I Jun 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Could relate to every line, the feeling and the 'never-ending story' which sadly, and truly, never lasts forever. Wish it could have... :)

Beautifully written. Found this line quite unique "You broke the space under my jailbird heart." :)
:love: thank you so much
S-A--K-I Jun 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
:aww: you're welcome
RuminatingGhost Jun 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Love it, great job!
Your writing just kills me.
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