Romantic Monday: Injured promises

19 Nov

I know I’m a bit late… but sometimes love just keeps you waiting. Whether this is romantic is an open debate for you to tackle, but I hope you enjoy it anyway! Wishing you lots of love.


Injured promises


How to let go of this hide and seek,

this aching, pulling love that lingers

in resolute hotel rooms


With their smooth sheets

Chemically washed, bleached

Out of human touch

Beaten fresh till they forget

The secrets whispered by

The blinded runaway-bodies


How to let go of the injured promises

This love wearing the rags of a coward

Hiding away in those hotel rooms


Behind their indifferent walls,

muddy decors so softly painted

That they erase your memory

Gently rinse it out of guilt

Guide it into a careless bliss

With the echoes of I do’s fading


As your heart tangles with the warmth

The withering hopes of letting go

Laid bare under the hotel room sheets


Till all that is left of this game

This cold dinner for three

Are the left-overs of our hearts

Our blue lips alienated, wondering

Wandering across the plains

Of our grated, rusty skin


Losing touch, losing trust, losing hearts

Limping in silence, watching

As all our love

So slowly shivers, faints and falls


Fall in love with other beautiful Romantic Mondayisms:

The Bonfire Effect (The Cheeky Diva)

Seeking A Friend (Hastywords)

Reluctant Love (Playing with Words Is Fun)

Moment (Sage Doyle)

Sheila and Gilbert (Kayjai’s Blog)

Better Late Than Never (Ohmygawd, just do what I say!)

How To Say I Love You Without Saying A Word (Love and Lunchmeat)

The Dog Ate My… (Antoinette M.)

The Perfect Dream- Sleepy Romantic Monday Post (Edward Hotspur)

The last link also explains everything you need to know about Romantic Monday as our inspiring creator intended it, plus it has some gorgeous past posts! If you have a post to add, feel free to drop it on the comment box below.

Stay safe, stay strong, stay lovely! And keep on romancing.


10 Responses to “Romantic Monday: Injured promises”

  1. ruleofstupid November 20, 2012 at 2:36 am #

    Tragic and aching, but this doesn’t sound very romantic Daisies? Sad.

    • daydreamdaisies November 20, 2012 at 9:30 am #

      Oh I know. This just came to me and I think stories deserve to be told. It’s luckily not my story but it is someone’s.
      I guess this wasn’t quite my usual weekly dose of sweetness though, so I’ll promise to write something sugary and romantic sporting all the shades of pink next week, deal? :p

      • ruleofstupid November 20, 2012 at 9:35 am #

        As a non-conformist I am tradition averse, but I feel your post was mis-advertised 😉
        Yes, pink and candy-coated to the point of inducing nausea please – deal 😀

      • ruleofstupid November 20, 2012 at 9:36 am #

        Oh, and give your suffering friend a hug 8o

  2. Maggie Fleming November 20, 2012 at 2:37 pm #

    I think my heart just broke over and over with each line. There is such beautiful, honest language in this piece. I don’t care if it’s not particularly romantic because for a moment, it was – before it was tragic. And that is exactly the nature of affairs. The complicated blend of romance and tragedy is totally, totally captured.

    • daydreamdaisies November 20, 2012 at 3:10 pm #

      Thank you. I’m touched that you felt the story! Although I don’t particularly want to break your heart, especially not over and over again. 😀
      And I felt like this needed to be written, I wanted to give a voice to other kind of love too, even if I usually wonder the paths of dreamy romance in my poetry.

  3. sagedoyle November 22, 2012 at 11:13 pm #

    This is haunting, beautifully written.


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