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Betrayal is a subject I know to well
A one-way ticket to a place called hell

Whatever the case when trust is lost
A piece of your soul will be the cost

Be it by a lover or a dear friend
Regardless it will lead to the end

Something as special as it can be
Tossed to the side for pure misery

Built on treachery and based on a lie
No doubt all of the blue has left the sky

As the sky turns dark and sheds its tears
Shame and guilt fill the guilty with fear

My friend turned me in; ratted me out
I was found guilty without any doubt

What happened soon as I hit the pen?
My girlfriend up let him move on in

Full of hate and driving on the yard
Hands of fate played a beautiful card

He got busted one very beautiful day
Right to my yard they sent him away

Scared to death and shaking like a leaf
He walked on the yard to my disbelief

I was due to parole the very next day
Yet off the SHU they shipped me away

One of those things you just can’t let go
Regardless of the price and cost to the soul

You know sometimes choices can be real hard
When you’re a junkie walking the prison yard 

Written for the Betrayal contest

Copyright © Michael Jordan

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  1. Date: 2/11/2010 6:42:00 AM
    HI, Michael, this makes me wonder about the rest of your life and how you are doing! YOu had a very good example for us here of betrayal! Glad you liked my poem so much. LUv, Andrea

  1. Date: 2/8/2010 4:43:00 PM
    Well, good luck in the contest Michael ... this is excellent writing about a very depressing subject ... smile ...

  1. Date: 2/8/2010 4:11:00 PM
    nicely penned, must be a winner

  1. Date: 2/8/2010 8:01:00 AM
    Michael, it is so good to see you back with your soup family. What a terrific entry to the Betrayal contest. ... a life experience that you have known. Good luck my friend, and hope all is well with you and your family. (And school too!! :) Love, Carrie

  1. Date: 2/8/2010 6:43:00 AM
    Heavy the price of man's disloyalty to man ... of all the things that love can yield, give me loyalty. All the best in the contest ... real as ever and true. Keep faith, your friend, L'nass