The Eclectic Pen - Betrayal


By: Claudia R. (BrokenWing)   + 21 more  
Date Submitted: 5/3/2007
Genre: Literature & Fiction » Poetry
Words: 175
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  You--
Always working late
on weekends
yet
never there
when I call.
What kind of fool
do you think
I am?

I was a fool
to fall
in love
with you
a fool
to marry you
and a fool
to believe
your lies.

I have stopped believing them
and have done
my own
detective work.

I caught you
with her,
yet still you try to deny
the betrayal that is
so obvious.

The accusations fly.
What kind of sleazy tramp
sneaks around
with a married man
anyway?

You--
ripped my beating heart
from my chest,
stomped on it
and
tore it into
a thousand
bloody shreds.

How could you do this
to me
after everything
we've been through
and everything
we've shared?

I cry oceans of tears
over you,
faithless man.

Did you really do this
to get back at me
after an
argument
with your family?

Is she prettier, better in bed?
Did you
tell her
your wife
doesn't understand you?

I recoil
from
your every touch,
picturing
you
in bed
with that hateful creature.

Finally,
I gather up the shreds
of my
battered self-respect
and go to our home
with empty suitcases.

I can't stand
being treated like
yesterday's news
any longer.

Finally, a feeling of relief
goes through me
as I tell you I'm
packing my things
and moving out.

Living without you
will be better
than being hurt
by you
every
single
day.

I can't bear it
any longer.


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IONE L. (zaneygraylady) - 5/7/2007 3:28 PM ET
good emotion
Claudia R. (BrokenWing) - 5/16/2007 7:20 PM ET
Unfortunately, based on a true story. Went back and wrote it from my diary entries many years ago.
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