Keeping a promise

Keeping a promise

Keeping a promise.

I woke up one morning,

to find him

waiting outside my door.

boy sitting on stairs holding book
Keeping a promise. (Photo by Victoria Borodinova on

“Are you ready?”

“Ready for what?”

“You promised,

to take me out for breakfast today!”

He never forgets!

Never make one with him.

I kept forgetting!

He won’t accept a ‘no’.

So I dragged myself out reluctantly

to a ‘get set’ and ‘go’!

Another day began,

keeping in pace with him!


An aging carer ponders;

‘my mind wants,

as I used to,

but, will my body will it

in years to come?’

I must remember

not to over-promise

to avoid disappointing him.

Differently-abled person(s)

may have different thresholds

to contain disappointment.


“Don’t make promises you don’t intend to keep.” — Anonymous



  1. Arun Singha says:

    Promise must not be forgotten 😃
    We must keep in mind: Keep promise or else don’t promise ☺️

    Liked by 2 people

  2. Important to watch what you promise – someone may remember!

    Liked by 3 people

  3. Ab says:

    My son remembers everything so yes, watch what you promise! 😆😊

    Liked by 3 people

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