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Betrayal Poems | Examples of Betrayal Poetry

Betrayal Poems - Examples of all types of betrayal poetry to share and read. This list of new poems is composed of the works of modern poets on PoetrySoup. Read short, long, best, and famous poem examples for betrayal.
Premium Member Like Water
Like water I was the river You were the sea I dissolved into you And thought I was free. Out of the cage I flew But landed on my knees As I tried to flee The heavy clouds And storms, of responsibility Your love...Read More
Categories: allegory, betrayal, confusion, courage,
Form: Rhyme

Premium Member If soldiers could cry
If soldiers could cry I really want to know: What does it take to be a soldier And go to war? How can you so easily shoot Someone in the face And not ask WTF for? Do you ever cry? And...Read More
Categories: abuse, anti bullying, betrayal,
Form: Rhyme
Old Boy
Old Boy In the valley Of my soul Lives a boy Who never grows old The kid’s a keeper Of my regrets He holds the key To all my secrets He opens the book Of shame and self doubt Turning pages To purge it all out Chapters need...Read More
Categories: betrayal, childhood, growing up,
Form: Rhyme
Slow Whine
The haunting whine of a cello A lure then seizure that won't let go Memories arrested in the chambers of my mind Still shots of reflections fraught with the unkind No rest for the aching thing that beats...Read More
Categories: betrayal, feelings, heartbroken, jealousy,
Form: Rhyme
What do i have to show for it?
What do I have to show for it, you ask me? A life filled with moments, both bright and free. memories of laughter, tears, and glee. A collection of stories, each one a spree. I have the scars...Read More
Categories: betrayal, depression,
Form: Rhyme

The Naked Truth
You have spent a decade and a half in a foreign land looking for something that you couldn’t understand; you have worn the vest and the gown and use the weak to spread rumours in...Read More
Categories: betrayal, birth, business, heartbreak,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Desperate Times Call for Desperate Housewives
Roses and the world’s fading into black Every tear that falls from your eyes, I set a wish aside for you As I start to notice the color of roses growing brighter every year I watched you fade...Read More
Categories: addiction, beautiful, betrayal, depression,
Form: Free verse
The Mafia Affair
His tainted maiden I be, Not king nor gentleman But the Mafioso His tales travelled wide Terror and fear In name of respect he owns In his heart a rot grows Into a drunken forest Of hatred, lust and power With the virility...Read More
Categories: absence, abuse, addiction, betrayal,
Form: Narrative
The Connivance
Persecuting good, Sleeping with enemy, God sees you funny....Read More
Categories: betrayal, evil, judgement, perspective,
Form: Haiku
Clueless boy
Clueless Boy When I met her, I was a clueless boy But she didn't wait for me to mature She saw my innocence for weakness And my lack of money , a curse She never thought this boy will grow She...Read More
Categories: absence, betrayal, crush,
Form: Dramatic Monologue
Premium Member D!VORCE
Drowning in deep bruised darkness I search for heartbeats lost within, Vapors that veiled the vermilion of sunsets, Orchestrating a funeral for moon-kissed vows, now deceased. Riddled with regrets and unspoken apologies, Creating confusion across the constellation,...Read More
Categories: betrayal,
Form: Acrostic
In An Instance I'm Gone
In an instance I am gone It is replayed on a loop Mostly for family Sometimes for friends Definitely for exes It is not always personal It's random But sometimes it feels urgent To avoid pain Even though pain is inevitable It is something...Read More
Categories: betrayal, conflict, confusion, emotions,
Form: Free verse
One generic baby boomer, a garden variety sexagenarian
One generic baby boomer, (a garden variety sexagenarian)... offers his interpretation of critical race theory I, (an articulate, charming, domesticated, erudite, friendly, genteel, humorous, intelligent, kind, learned, male, albeit modest – married) with freshly clipped formerly gnarly toenails discounts...Read More
Categories: betrayal, 12th grade, abuse, africa,
Form: Rhyme
Too Easy Trust
When I met you, I gave you all my trust. That’s never happened before. I’ve never trusted anyone so quickly, and gotten attached to someone so fast, like I did to you. I trusted you with my bandaged heart, trusting you wouldn’t...Read More
Categories: betrayal, cry, heartbroken, love
Form: Free verse
Lost Trust
I trusted you. I told you things, I never told anyone. I trusted you with that information. You knew how broken I was. I trusted you with my broken heart. But you broke it more. You broke my heart, in even tinier pieces. You...Read More
Categories: betrayal, heartbroken, lost, trust,
Form: Free verse

Specific Types of Betrayal Poems

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