Aimless Oaths

“I promise I’ll be on time for dinner tonight,” 

But Ted was late when he missed all the lights.

“I swear I won’t laugh if you mess up and fall.”

But his chuckle slipped when his friend hit the wall.

“I’ll never let you down again. You have my word.”

But Ted’s still human, even if he’s undeterred. 

His promises mean nothing if they can still be broken. 

He shouldn’t let the whim of a contract ever be spoken. 

Ted should not make an oath, or promise, or swear to be without fault.

Let your yes be yes and your no be no. Let your actions gain their trust and exalt. 

If anyone is curious about this poem’s meaning, my inspiration came from Matthew 5:33-37.

Image by Cheryl Holt from Pixabay 

Published by Alanna Backen

Hi, I’m Alanna Backen. Welcome to my writing pad. I'm an aspiring author hoping to change the world for the better, one word at a time. Let's make some good fruit!

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