A Promise I couldn’t keep

“Promises are made to be broken,”

this is what you tell yourself,

only to put yourself

in a good light.

“I’ll always be there for you.”

Well, where are you now?

“You’re the only one for me.”

Like hell!

“I love you.”

A terrible, terrible lie.

“I’ll never let anyone hurt you.”

Well this one’s true in a way,

since you’ve hurt me

more than anyone else ever can.

You never kept any of your promises,

while I hung on every little word

that ever escaped from your lips.

There’s something I’ve got to confess though.

I broke a promise too.

I said I’ll never love anyone

more than I do you,

but guess what,

when I least expected it,

when I hit my lows real bad,

I fell in love!

I’m surprised too.

I never thought that it could ever happen,

but it did.

I fell in love with myself, you see.

And I’m sorry, but I’m not sorry

for breaking this one promise.


What do you think of this poem? Do you think self love is important? Do you really love yourself the way that you really deserve to be loved? Share your thoughts below!

14 Comments Add yours

  1. Jokerswild says:

    You’re the first person you should have fell in love with, you would be hard not to fall for with a heart like yours. One must love themself before loving someone else because you can’t give yourself to someone if you don’t believe in yourself.❤️. Someone not willing to love someone who’s willing to give all their love isn’t worthy of being liked let alone acknowledged. It takes strength and convection to break away from chains of entrapment and love the person that matters the most❤️. You didn’t break a promise, you endorsed a previous one and made it better. And promises aren’t made to be broken, that’s what hearts are for. But if promises are kept, hearts aren’t wept.🌹

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    1. Sonali says:

      I agree. I should have loved myself first then, I would have known how I deserved to be treated and wouldn’t have tolerated all that shit. I agree and thank you. Thank for getting me and my poems like no one else does. 🙂

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      1. Jokerswild says:

        It’s okay lovely, there are no mistakes, just rehearsals….and there are no endings, just new beginnings.🌹. You deserve to be treated the way you are, beautiful….never forget that.
        Thank you, we get each other….I feel ya!😉

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      2. Sonali says:

        Beautifully said, like always. Thank you.
        Indeed we do 🙂

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  2. asthaisha says:

    Be in love with yourself 🙂🌼🌼💝

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  3. Ishita Dhiman says:

    Beautiful lines! Love yourself! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Sonali says:

      Thank you and indeed! ♥️


      1. Ishita Dhiman says:

        Most welcome! 🙂🌺

        Liked by 1 person

  4. AB says:

    This one hit me the hardest. I love the way you include conversations and the blunt replies after that. It’s something I love to do as well, but this piece hit the chords perfectly. I hope you’re doing okay and I hope you keep letting it out with your pieces. ❤❤

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    1. Sonali says:

      I’m so glad that you liked this poem♥ Thank you so much and yes, I do. Hope you’re doing well too ♥♥

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