“I Am Stuffing Your Mouth With Your Promises.” | Prompt #5

As they always say, “Promise is a big word, either it makes something or breaks everything.”

Of course, we want to be happy and cheerful in life. And for that we’ve been keeping a lot of promises to others and ourselves too.

But if we talk about the process, it’s always been challenging for me. Just like everyone, I don’t like changes too in my life. I still remember the time when I had left everything back in Indore, my hometown, when I was 21-22 year old kid who’d just completed his MBA and came to the city of dreams- Mumbai.

Tonight, the prompt number 5 is for all the promises I have given to myself years ago when I had left everything behind before starting my new journey; here I’ve also mentioned the letters I’ve written to my old self, to never forget what I’ve promised myself before I get murdered, kill myself, or have a natural death.

I’m afraid of all the lies and
thoughts that kill my inner soul,
Hundreds of battles, I’ve pushed into
Thousand ways to end them all
Every step of life is a constant change,
My mind has completely lost control.

Lack of communication won’t solve the problem
Texting sorry won’t fix the broken heart
Pretentious smile are what you put on
Until the time it all starts

I seemed to have benumbed the pain
But somewhere my soul is lost
I can say, I’ve forgotten the hurt
And at that moment it hurts the most.

The letters you’ve written for me,
The promises you’ve given I wonder,
Can you come from wherever you are for me,
Before I kill and bury myself six feet under.

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Sumit Yadav(25), popularly known as SumitOfficial, is a blogger from Mumbai who has been writing since 5 years, and has posted 600+ Blog Posts till now. He is an MBA and works in an Educational Industry in Mumbai as a Senior Career Consultant. His spare-time activities include creative things like -- Acting, Photographing, mimicking, singing. He has worked with Radios, appeared on National TV, interviewed authors, appeared on newspapers for multiple activities, and has written reviews for magazines. Also, he's been consistently writing offline in his journals for more than 875+ days now. He believes in Continuous Progression, and Exponential Growth. 

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22 thoughts on ““I Am Stuffing Your Mouth With Your Promises.” | Prompt #5”

  1. Promises are worse than lie. It comes with hope and believe and unfortunately are meant to be broken. Sadly the memories of that promises stays. Its always better to make an effort rather than saying silly words.

    I hope you will keep on putting the effort to realise the promises you have made to yourself.

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    1. Such strong words coming from you.
      One will always be disappointed by the promises made by others, it’s we, our own self, who’s going to keep the promises that we’ve made to us.

      They matter the most.

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  2. This is again such a thought provoking poem! Its takes a lot of courage to stay true to all promises that we make. 🙁 Also, I’ve heard this phrase “six feet under”. Kahan se aaya hai ye? 😃
    Also, how are you managing to write every single day? Is it exhausting?

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    1. You must have heard about it, as there’s a series called Six Feet Under which was released 20 years back in 2001.

      Umm.. About how am I managing my writing? Well, this month itself is so motivating that even if there are only a few people available to read my work, including you, it makes me put all the hard work for it.

      I do get a bit difficulty to manage 11 hours of work and then this, but you know what, it’s all worth it.


  3. I realised I’m really late here.

    See the boy who’s grown into a man in last few years. I liked the backend thing again.
    How you connect prompts to real life experiences and write a poem, it’s commandable.

    I liked the flow of poem and I did trace places where it rhymed, it did not in the least appear it’s forced or something, it just flowed. Good progress, I must say.

    I really liked the second and third stanzas, language is so simple, meaning so deep.

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    1. First of all, you’re never late.
      As long as reading my blog is a priority for you, it can never be late.

      I was really into this introspection before starting off with NaPoWriMo this time to do something better, something that tells more about the motive of those words. And here we are.

      Thank you Ma’am, for the rhyming appreciation. This means a lot. It took me a year and I’m still an immature to think flawlessly when it comes to rhyme.

      The language was considered to be simple to reach the hearts with the same intention. I’m glad that it did. Just the way they were written with.


      1. Don’t call yourself immature after what you’ve written tonight. It’s rhyming is so well set.

        It surely reached.
        Replying to your comment at this time in night took me back to our old quarantine days.

        It’s so good to see you writing daily.
        Don’t ghost your readers after this month okay.

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      2. Done! I’m wondering if I could leave all the Social Media and just be present here. How great that would be, to pen down, communicate, and read everyone all day long.


      3. Indeed. You can take a break from those platforms and know more about it.

        WordPress is so peaceful nah, there’s no negativity, we all care for each other like a family. We are concerned about each other if we write something when we feel down. We have people here to cheer us up. People care and that’s so important ,so beautiful and so rare at the same time.

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      4. WhatsApp is still not something that I can think of leaving. But hey, I can if I want. Let me give a thought on it.

        Instagram and other stuff can be easily eliminated though.

        I understand the support one gets from here is no where. We’re curious to know each other just with their words and that’s the power of this platform. No pictures. No nudes. No drama.


      5. Your candidates will go crazy if you leave Watsapp 😅

        The love here is immense, without knowing each other in person, we still know everything that goes in other person’s head and heart.

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