Music Well – Dosia McKay, Composer, Painter, Writer

Reflections on Art and Life

Promise Me

Promise me
That you will not outgrow
Running barefoot
In the summer rain
When the world
Spits out
Its schizophrenic songs
Listen to the nakedness
Of your heart
And dance till sunrise

Promise me
That you will not cower in the storm
The hail will pound
Till numbness
Promise me you won’t let go
Be not afraid to feel
The howling of the wind
Inside your soul
And sing till daybreak

Promise me
That you will not cease
To dig with bare hands
Till you unearth the true words
That ring with you deeply
The saving grace
Of the mirror of solitude
The chill of the night is passing
Hold on till the morning
Promise me

©2008 Dosia McKay

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5 comments on “Promise Me

  1. Donald Harbour
    April 18, 2008

    The whole story is not told in your poem. But it is a brief moment of desire. I found comfort and promise in your words.

  2. tomachfive
    April 19, 2008

    What a great way to request from someone to keep childlikeness and unjaded joy in heart. Touching.

  3. J Alan
    April 19, 2008

    I promise…..

    (A wonderful, moving, poem….)

    I am better then before…for this moment.

  4. yesimkaleimages
    April 27, 2008

    I admired your art…I saw your artwork, listen your music…

    You are talent artist…Thank you for your beautiful

    messages with your art…

    Yeshim.

  5. sacredsoulreiki
    November 6, 2008

    Beautiful poem!!! The art on your page is just beautiful also!!! I look forward to reading more of what you write!

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