Sweet sour autumn rains fall quietly like air,
And my flimsy heart is an aimless floating kite,
Its purple wings seized my struggling lungs,
invisibly buoy me to the rivulets of sunlights.

My dreams are mostly dull and silent,
Despite the realities are proud and loud,
The beauty on earth is so blue, 
With every waking breath I hear my mourning soul.
The Winter on earth is so allude,
With every decaying memory I see a laughable fool.
The aspen tree making a heaven under its golden shade,
she will whisper the tales of Olympian paradise if left undisturbed,
And I might count those fleeting blessings, broken bones, bitter tears,
Till I wake up refreshingly, in your magnificent gaze and embrace...

I hoped nothing when we were near,
Yet I parted nothing when we are far,	
I feel your pulses in my veins and a kiss glowing afar,
But Dear, look what I had forgotten before:
The promise to love you...






Side Notes:

Earlier this week, I finally landed on Philadelphia, USA, where I am now supposed to be. However, to making this move was not without struggles and I wept when heading to the airport at 4am. My dear friends, former colleagues, and students sent me wonderful wishes and asked me to return as soon as possible๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜…โ™ฅ๏ธ. Dear Paula and Kelly were kind to help me packing and stayed with me till 11pm the night before my departing. And a bit surprisingly yet sweetly, I also received beautiful messages from my dear readers and friends online๐Ÿฅฐ. All of you have showered me much kindness, therefore, I am now cannot live without this heartfelt gratitude…

Thank YOU !๐Ÿ’— ( also apologies for leaving many messages unresponded during these few passing weeks, but I am back now๐Ÿคช๐Ÿค—)

Posted by:Annabel

Just a woman who writes her heart out, unapologeticallyโ€ฆโ€ฆ

29 replies on “The Promise

    1. Your kindness is much appreciated, Michele๐Ÿ’—! And yes, itโ€™s been while since I last posted and logged in to my blog ๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜‚. Still trying to adjust to my new environment this week๐Ÿคช๐ŸŒธ

      Thank you for swinging by and happy to hear from you!๐Ÿ’—

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      1. Thank you, Annabel. I appreciate you and your beautiful art that you share with the world. ๐Ÿฅฐ I am so grateful to have met you here. I wish the very best with your move and look forward to your next poem. ๐Ÿค— ๐Ÿ’—

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      2. You are very so kind, dear Michele ๐Ÿ’—! I feel equally grateful to have met and connected with you!๐Ÿฅ‚๐Ÿฅฐ Hope we will have our fun together here for years to comeโ€ฆ๐Ÿฅณ๐Ÿฅ‚๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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  1. So glad you are landed and in Philadelphia, dear Annabel. I love that city. Your poem is exquisite as always. A beautiful exploration, and lovingly expressed. ๐Ÿฅฐโค๏ธ๐Ÿค—

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    1. Thank you for dropping by, Jeff!๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿฅณ Very kind of you appreciating this poem!๐Ÿค—

      And yes, Philly is lovely๐Ÿ’—. But itโ€™s been raining so much since the 1st day of my arrival ๐Ÿ˜…, and the driving and parking really got on my nerves ๐Ÿ˜ฌ๐Ÿ˜‚โ€ฆ.

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      1. Youโ€™re most welcome, Annabel! Always my pleasure. Is lovely.๐Ÿฅฐโค๏ธ

        Ah! Understood, about the rain and parking. Can be crazy; and the rain on the east coast is like a heavy shower! ๐Ÿ’ฆBe well, my friend. โค๏ธ๐Ÿฅฐ

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