Uphold the Promise

Uphold the promise
Your word, good as God’s

Uphold the promise
Your first words uttered
between sips of mother’s milk

Uphold the promise
first kisses stolen in the night
lasting forever

Uphold the promise
the very thing connecting you to eternity
all else yet to come

Uphold the promise
that which comes before us
and follows us forever

Uphold the promise
Honor it
Transform it
Our destiny, just a mere promise

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About Don Iannone

Don Iannone is a poet, writer, teacher and photographer who lives in the Greater Cleveland area. He has worked in the economic development field for over 35 years. Don is the author of three poetry books and five photography books. He is working on a short book of photographs and poems about human trafficking. This work was exhibited at six venues in Ohio. Don holds an M.A. degree in Art and Consciousness Studies from the University of Philosophical Research in Los Angeles, where he teaches writing. His educational background also includes studies in Anthropology, Photography, Organizational Behavior, and Economic Development. Don’s website: http://www.donaldiannone.com Wisdom Work Press: https://wisdomworkpress.wordpress.com

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