Oath

Poem By Lawrence S. Pertillar

When does an oath quoted,
With a promise to fulfill...
The fundamentals of it.
Become more celebrated,
As a joke to provoke...
Those doing their best,
To contain a wish to laugh.
As one taking such an oath,
Has already shown...
With a making it known,
To have broken the contents...
It represents.
And having no intention...
To obey its outdated meaning.

'What a fantastic ceremony.'

-I agree.
Now let's see which will last.
The honeymoon to remember it.
The cheers to forget.
Or those laughing to know,
How quick promises to keep...
Had suddenly ended.-

'You should be more hopeful.
And not so fast to laugh.
Or are your tears,
Your way of expressing joy? '

-Keep the videotape rolling.
I want to remember,
What it was I felt.
And why I couldn't,
Stop myself from doing it.
As evidence.-

'As 'evidence'? '

-Yes!
I want proof,
I was just as crazed...
As everyone else these days.-

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