I promised I'd be there
In case you needed me, whenever.
Whether it be however important, however irrelevant,
However critical or crazy the reason may have been,
I promised I would be there.
But this promise I can't say I broke.
A promise can get broken from either end of things,
And a promise is no promise when one just becomes a back up plan.
"'I love you's" not "I love you" when you're all alone and sad
Or when you say it so someone says it back to you.
A promise made for naught hurts just as much as
Those cheap and store bought lies designed to shatter into shards of frozen tears.
Only it's so much more excruciating and knows the worst of all your fears.
A promise isn't just a back up plan
For when you want someone to rescue you
When all your terrors and fears come snarling.
It's the warmth you hold with all you have when nothing else is left,
The one thing to keep close to you when the vicious world has taken all the rest.
And it's starting to seem as though you couldn't give a da