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A jaded man

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A jaded man

The sting of shattered trust
fills his veins with toxic spite,
contaminating his heart. 

He finds solace in a bottle,
quenching his resentment,
slurring forth caustic fumes;
nauseating his liver.

Until he spits her treachery up
with a sickening heave,
in the shallow, murky gutter
of a jaded man's reprieve.
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  1. Date: 9/14/2014 11:14:00 PM
    Nice capture in this one. Thank you for sharing.

  1. Date: 1/10/2013 11:53:00 AM
    another wicked write thinks this what Ive now become though I dont drink anymore thankyou for comments on mine xx davidscott

  1. Date: 10/4/2012 3:48:00 PM
    I recognize that man...

  1. Date: 9/21/2010 9:02:00 AM
    enjoyed reading today.

  1. Date: 9/20/2010 10:50:00 PM
    This is another write that just jumped out at me with all its imagery-- you definitely master words, Thvia-- this one is another gem (sorry had to take a jab at the word "jade" lol) and thank you so much for all your heartwarming comments :) --nikko :)

  1. Date: 9/18/2010 5:12:00 AM
    So well written, you've captured the so well the devastation

  1. Date: 9/17/2010 8:42:00 AM
    R U SPYING ON ME OR SOMETHING?!? 8^)) I like the rewrite even better, but u should post the original, too. It was also really good. BUT STAY OUTTA ME HEAD!!!

  1. Date: 9/16/2010 1:17:00 PM
    Yes, the bottle gives solace to many broken hearts, but only love can heal the jaded heart of love ... I so believe the Christ in this ... you are blessed and highly favored with a pen. One love.

  1. Date: 9/15/2010 1:00:00 PM
    Sad that this some people's lives..Good job writing about the topic..Sara

  1. Date: 9/14/2010 7:35:00 PM
    this is a great poem! niice job!

  1. Date: 9/14/2010 10:37:00 AM
    Well, re-reading this poem, I now realize it isn't exactly a counterpart to the "woman scorned" But, that is the way I am going to treat those 2 pieces, personally :D A lot of men "bottle up" their shattered trust. I enjoyed reading this as much, the second time around~Chris