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Betrayed

Once significant and alluring, your luster faded. Perhaps it was the treachery in hollow eyes jaded. Was there ever a light in a soul dark as night? Promises of love only heralded grief; faith I once had turned to disbelief. She was younger, pretty, but above all newer. Agony in my heart came from betrayal’s skewer. How could I blame her when I knew that soon your allegiance would change like the inconstant moon? She would then feel the fickle pitchfork of pain - those knots in her stomach twisted by emotions feigned. Only now can I see you for what you are. Anger settled; no longer do we spar. Bitterness made way for resignation again. Maybe I shall once more learn to trust men. Then I can guide your latest castaway and ease the surging sting of her dismay. Your fate rests on a tremulous shore where, as looks fade, you can offer nothing more.
*Written November 21, 2014

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  1. Date: 11/23/2014 10:16:00 PM

    Wow Carolyn, this one packs a much deserved punch. People like that should have their hearts broken and one day as you say, when looks fade, that may happen. This is beautifully written my friend! I wish you and yours a very happy Thanksgiving!
  1. Date: 11/23/2014 11:30:00 AM

    wonderful soul's voice it's. Filled with full of passions. The words are beautifully connected one after another to depict the real picture. A big hugs and 7 from my side. Loved always, my lovely friend,bl
  1. Date: 11/22/2014 9:32:00 PM

    Heart wrenching, this is the perfect poem to tell this tale, beauty, pardon the cliche is more than skin deep, I sense from this poem a truly beautiful person who wrote !
  1. Date: 11/22/2014 12:06:00 PM

    I'm hoping the words that you've penned is only fantasy, for a beauty of a soul as yours must be heartfully broken. Sometimes I feel that there is so much meanness in some men. My heart is breaking for you beautiful lady, he'll get his in the end. Sending you many hugs your way Carolyn.... hugs Eve
  1. Date: 11/22/2014 5:40:00 AM

    Ow sweet Carolyn..I can feel your heartbeat in this one..So heartwrenchingly painful.This happens oftenly sweetheart,but in the end who laughs last laughs best.Favouriting this beauty!A big hug to a wonderful soul.
  1. Date: 11/22/2014 4:09:00 AM

    this is maybe the best poem of yours that I have read Carolyn it is stunning a fav and a 7 hugs
  1. Date: 11/22/2014 3:47:00 AM

    Such a Sad write Carolyn! He's been extremely unfortunate having done that to such a humble soul ! Cheer up my friend!
  1. Date: 11/21/2014 7:35:00 PM

    I just want to go give him a smack. Look what a beautiful soul he hurt.
  1. Date: 11/21/2014 7:17:00 PM

    It takes courage to share this. A painful experience. Makes Trust become almost impossible. No one gets away with hurting someone as beautiful as you.
  1. Date: 11/21/2014 6:28:00 PM

    Oh ... oh ... I feel you disappointed. : D ... It happens frequently, I've a long list of disappointments. You've "responded" with class, and I love it : D Anyway, I hope it's just a fictional write. How are you, dear Carolyn? Sending (in advance) Happy Thanksgiving wishes. Hugs.
  1. Date: 11/21/2014 5:22:00 PM

    incredibly powerful heartfelt write - the last two couplets say so much about this man - you sure are better off without him! :-) Hugs jan xx
  1. Date: 11/21/2014 5:08:00 PM

    Loved this poem Carolyn, we have all had this experience, yet when younger I decided not to be caught in this situation ever again, I simply decided that since I was honorable that if I couldn't hold someone that I was very close to, then no one could...
  1. Date: 11/21/2014 4:19:00 PM

    Great poem Carolyn. The release of stuff inside is a strong and powerful way of having self respect. Thanks for sharing this
  1. Date: 11/21/2014 4:17:00 PM

    A strong poem that expresses pain and then releases it, much love xxx

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