Never Make a Promise You Cannot Keep.
“Everything is everything,” she said to me, as she balanced on a low bough of a chestnut tree.
“What!” said I in total surprise. Gazing quizzically into her bright green eyes.
“Well, if it’s not then what’s the point, of saying something that’s plainly not true and not right?”
“But you’re the one who said it, it was not I. What puzzles me is that I cannot think of any reason or think why!
There we were, walking side by side, watching the day end as the sun lowered and died,
When suddenly you stopped, mounted this tree, and began to speak so mysteriously.”
“You promised me everything. Those were the words you spoke. But I know that you have nothing and you’re stoney broke.
You should never make a promise that you cannot keep. It will only end in pain and could make that person weep.
All you can do is promise what you possess, your love, your trust and your truthfulness. You can keep all the other……worthlessness!”
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