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Here is a tale
This tale, many will live to tell
Of the pains conceived by betrayal
If some will fail to tell this tale
Posterity will be their judge
Passing a sure sentence
On how they failed in their duty
Of telling the tale to a generation yet to be born

The tale is of betrayal
Conveyed on the auras of confessed friendship 
Received by the deceived 
On a plate of mayopic trust
Galvanized by selfish interests

The medium of this betrayal were words
That dripped from smooth yet subtle lips
Those naive in the matters of life
Pondered and wondered in amazement....
”how could they get caught in this circle so vicious!”

“Tell us more about this tale” some pressed
“Its aleady told” was the answer
“!” they protested
I answered...”Betrayal and its pain is the tale”

AFRICAN POET-Austin Tenthani Phiri

Copyright © Austin Tenthani Phiri

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  1. Date: 6/25/2013 12:34:00 PM

  1. Date: 6/25/2013 12:10:00 PM
    Nicely put! Congratulations on your win...

  1. Date: 6/20/2013 11:05:00 PM
    Connie! many thanks...looking forward to yours...

  1. Date: 6/20/2013 4:11:00 PM
    Austin congratulations on your excellent win. I look forward in reading more of your poems. Welcome to PS. Warm Smiles, Connie

  1. Date: 6/20/2013 1:57:00 PM
    Hi Austin, ;-) Congratulations!!! Thank you for entering one of my latest contest. please enjoy all the other winners who took their time in entering the same contest you did. you can find the list on the -Contest Winners: Member area- or you can visit my newest blog called ""from HEART to HEART ..."" stop by if you like. always & forever *LINDA

    Phiri Avatar Austin Tenthani Phiri
    Date: 6/20/2013 2:00:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    ...Linda...awesome...and thanks!
  1. Date: 4/7/2013 4:32:00 AM
    Nicely written Austin. Congrats being Featured. Namaste. Rick

    Phiri Avatar Austin Tenthani Phiri
    Date: 6/20/2013 2:01:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

  1. Date: 4/6/2013 10:06:00 PM
    Austin, a very nice and awesome poem. Congratulations with your Featured Poem of the week :-). Have yourself a good one. PS** ( i love the name Austin)) Always~ LINDA