Wallace Dean LaBenne

Kept Word

Professor, therapist, author and poet.

The unbroken promise
builds a base for faith.
Mute is doubting Thomas.
Spent is hurtful scathe.

The fulfilled agreement
builds a future hope.
Mute is old malcontent.
Spent is former mope.

The kept word of honor
builds a lasting trust.
Mute is hopeless goner.
Spent is the unjust.

The realized covenant
builds a solid core.
Mute is pretentious stunt.
Spent is call for war.

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