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Betrayal

You held me in your arms when I was upset.
You soothed me when I was angered.
You embraced me when we came in contact.
What more can I ask?
You vowed to stay besides me, to caress me, to protect me.
In your arms that day, I felt safe, and sound.

The next day,
I saw my best friend in your arms.
The way you held her, so full of lust, adoration, and love.
Flashbacks of your promises, our promises, played through my head.
Your promises, your vows, meant nothing to me now.
The way you held her, your voice when you spoke to her,
Was like honey, flowing down a river.

All I could do,
Was hang my head in shame.
I was ashamed to have trusted you, the way I lavished my attention upon you, the time, the effort, and my feelings.
However,
You gave not one thought.

I trusted you. I loved you.
But you, with your flitting attention,
Threw my love down the drain.
I will forever have a space for you in my heart,
But I will leave you, as you me.

Submitted: Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Edited: Thursday, September 05, 2013


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  • Michael Gale (10/3/2013 1:38:00 PM)

    Very nice but still saddest imagery that thrusts out new definition to the word betrayal! Well done, for sure! :)

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  • Herbert Guitang (9/24/2013 10:51:00 AM)

    a beautiful poem from the heart

  • Bri Edwards (9/23/2013 12:41:00 AM)

    very good. maybe better.

  • Hira Akhtar (9/20/2013 1:14:00 PM)

    fantastic...and yeah thats a bitter truth tht some people are of this nature only...great poem

  • Alookh :) (9/20/2013 12:55:00 PM)

    Betrayal.....i see it every where... its bitter... its because we are very forgetful....and broken hearts...im not sure if they can be mend as they were before breaking...well written....nice piece....and sad!
    thanx dear Cassandra!

  • Khairul Ahsan (8/27/2013 8:57:00 AM)

    A well written poem with an appropriate title. I do not know if the experience is autobiographical or from known people's lives. Whatever the case, the description is vivid.
    The way you held her, your voice when you spoke to her,
    Was like honey, flowing down a river.
    This is how it really looks in situations as described.
    The last two lines convey a well considered decision.

  • Dash Black (8/26/2013 3:05:00 PM)

    What a sad state it is for lovers when one's heart leaps and settles on another forsaking all promises and memories behind just for short time glory. I loved the expressiveness of the work. NICE WRITE!

  • Vizard Dhawan (8/23/2013 1:16:00 AM)

    emotional and wow write
    a great reading experience

  • Goldheart Bird (8/22/2013 1:56:00 PM)

    Very touching poem I wonder who is this person your writing about!
    Allison

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