A spoken pledge once held the force
of some fanatic’s fervent vow.
A signed and witnessed paper now
is shredded and there’s scant remorse.
To swear an oath is to endorse
a heartfelt wish. But time can plough
deep furrows through your needs. Allow
your promise pause, if not divorce.
If love is just a foolish ruse,
demanding loyalty, is fault
defunct? In a relationship,
when troubles test commitment, choose-
protect your contract in a vault
of tears, or simply let it rip.