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The Promise

Vows Unbroken

If you
Wait for me
Then I’ll
Come for you
Although I’ve traveled far
I always hold a place for you in my heart

If you
Think of me
If you miss me once in a while
Then I’ll return to you
I’ll return and fill that space in your heart

Remembering
Your touch
Your kiss
Your warm embrace
I’ll find my way back to you
If you’ll be waiting

If you dream of me
Like I dream of you
In a place that’s warm and dark
In a place where I can feel the beating of your heart

Remembering
Your touch
Your kiss
Your warm embrace
I’ll find my way back to you
If you’ll be waiting

I’ve longed for you
And I have desired
To see your face, your smile
To be with you wherever you are

Remembering
Your touch
Your kiss
Your warm embrace
I’ll find my way back to you
Please say you’ll be waiting

Together again
It would feel so good to be
In your arms
Where all my journeys end
If you can make a promise
If it’s one that you can keep
I vow to come for you
If you wait for me

And say you’ll hold
A place
For me
In your heart

A place for me in your heart

The Promise (Album New Beginning) – Tracy Chapman

Vows Unbroken

Long ago we made a vow,

that we would always trust one another.

We knew what lay ahead of us for in that time,

nothing was hidden from our knowing.

Not the hard times or the challenges.

The vow was to remind us of the love we shared.

That vow has been my solace.

During wars, marriages and endless separations.

I have honored that vow.

I trust you and know you will return to me.

In many lifetimes the vow has been repeated.

Sometimes out loud as we held hands and cried at parting.

Sometimes whispered undercover as we prepared to give vows to another.

Others not of our choosing.

Sometimes we were not able to speak at all

and the vow was exchanged through a look

or quietly exchanged through the heart.

Sometimes you had to trust me,

my intuition and inner guidance,

even when it meant putting myself in jeopardy.

Sometimes the vow was recalled as I watched you march off to war

or far away lands.

Never fully knowing if you would return,

I clung to that vow like a drowning man clings to a life preserver.

Even then we knew this would be the hardest lifetime.

The hardest to remember those sacred words.

The one that would challenge our trust to the very core.

I remembered as soon as I looked into your eyes.

I honor our vow still.

I trust you.

Eternally.

Written by Marla Kelly @Twinstrology

September 23, 2019