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The Promise

there they were    
still laid up at 7:16 am      
he stayed up      
all night comforting her      
in her loss      
in one of      
the most trying moments      
of her life      
he decided to be      
more than just a gentleman      
he gave her      
his gentle soul to rest      
her head upon      
he kept his clothes on      
undressed his ego      
just so he could address      
the tender rawness of her emotions    
from a place of      
genuineness compassion      
and empathy      
never seeking      
an advantage...or hedging for      
future leverage      
he gave her the space      
in which she could bare her      
he poised himself as      
her silent bear      
that would protect her wholeness      
stilled in steadiness      
as she wept until she slept      
at last relieved      
by a promise that was      
finally kept      
Written by Naajir
Author's Note
Inspired by pic...
It was too easy to objectify
I took a second look and chose to channel something else instead...
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