On a Promise

On a Promise


in the sky

it seems

other than in eternity

on a promise

for all

a lie

to attain heaven


one grabs on

to its tail

in absolute despair

crawl to reach

I know it

I know it

believing is a test

endure is ever

forbearance on a promise

of challenge

because there is the long dark

for all a lie

in the sky

I am rationalising

Job was

on a promise



Mike Ferguson
Illustration Nick Victor

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2 Responses to On a Promise

    1. Thanks Nick, as ever, for the illustration

      Comment by Mike Ferguson on 2 May, 2016 at 12:46 pm
    2. […] am always pleased to have poetry published here on the IT site, and it is a bonus to have illustrations accompanying this by Nick […]

      Pingback by On a Promise – International Times | mikeandenglish on 2 May, 2016 at 1:11 pm

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