It hurt to watch your longing vanish.
Trust splintered. Vanquished. Torn apart.
My only comfort crushed in anguish,
Unspeaking raged this broken heart.
I can’t forgive. Is this to be my fate?
Punishing. Gaoled. Cruel in demise.
Unable to endure disloyalty, wait
For time to wipe away this web of lies.
My everydayness all its shimmer lost.
Resentment simmers. Fury’s gale
Cuts to the bone as if in wintery frost
It writ this story of betrayal.
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Another highly emotive piece that is so evocative. Knives in the back is such appropriate art for the poem also. I’m assuming here so my apologies if I’m wrong – I’m sorry you underwent this trauma to provide such wonderful poetry.
Thank you, Irene. All experiences and emotions cumulate over time. For me writing, whether prose or poetry, provides a release. It is also a jigsaw: the pieces may not always fit together to start with, but I always mine for new ways to bring them together.
If you are never betrayed then the learning process becomes harder for you. Glad to see there is some dirt under the nails. I’m looking forward to reading your novel when it’s published.
I would be surprised to meet anyone who has never been through this in their lifetime. Pleased, but surprised nonetheless. Thank you, kbeezyisviral.
Me too but stranger things have taken shape. Always a pleasure reading your work.
Thank you. I really appreciate that.
This pulled at my heart so much. It brought back memories of times I had been hurt and betrayed. That is what good writing does. Excellent!
Thank you so much, Carrie. It’s wonderful to hear xx
Vic, do you create all the art you attach to your poetry ? They really bring out the essence of the poem. This poem is fantastic. It brought back some less than great memories. And that’s what good writing does. I really enjoy reading your poetry. 🙂
Thank you, J. I get that question a lot. Some photography is mine, but most images I search for on-line until I find the one that complements what I’ve written best. I include the name of the author whenever I can find it (you should be able to check by clicking on the image 🙂