Betrayal

Betrayal

You suck the sun
from the sky
and empty the clouds
Draining life’s energy
from the core
Shaking death
from its shrouds

As each hour and day passes
Your mood gains momentum
This has only just begun
Once you cross the Rubicon
there’s no going back
Influencing the outcome

As you set the tone for the day
Something is about to unfold
The lustre of life already dulled
Your decision is made
No opportunity to disagree
I am the deer that has to be culled

You wield your power
As only you can
Threatening and accusing
Jeopardizing my future
Throwing it in a drawer
For you, that’s amusing

Denying me what I hold dear
is a betrayal of my trust
I am exasperated by your hostility
You have become a dictator
An authoritarian, a bully
No longer seeing my fragility

 

Christine Bolton – Poetry for Healing ©

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Lustre

Exasperated

OctPoWriMo – Poem a Day #22 – Betrayed

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  14 comments for “Betrayal

  1. October 22, 2018 at 12:21 pm

    it is exactly like that

  2. Christine Bolton
    October 22, 2018 at 12:23 pm

    Unfortunately it can be Tony. Thanks for reading 🙂

  3. October 22, 2018 at 2:47 pm

    Nobody that hasn’t been through it could write this. I know. {{{HUGS}}} The line, “I am the deer that has to be culled” really hit home.

    • Christine Bolton
      October 22, 2018 at 3:17 pm

      Thank you 💕 sadly I have been through it more than once as I’m sure many have. 😢

  4. October 22, 2018 at 7:36 pm

    Wow, “You suck the sun from the sky” what a great line! Loved this poem.

    • Christine Bolton
      October 22, 2018 at 9:19 pm

      Thank you so much. That’s how I felt – drained of everything 😕

      • October 22, 2018 at 11:03 pm

        Unfortunate that you felt that way.

      • Christine Bolton
        October 22, 2018 at 11:07 pm

        That’s ok I’m a survivor 🙂

  5. October 22, 2018 at 10:56 pm

    Bitter truth!

    • Christine Bolton
      October 22, 2018 at 11:03 pm

      Yes for sure! Thanks for reading 🙂

  6. October 23, 2018 at 4:24 am

    Betrayal can be hard to bear and even harder to forgive.

    • Christine Bolton
      October 23, 2018 at 8:00 am

      Yes so true

  7. October 23, 2018 at 7:35 am

    Shaking death from its shroud – yep, definitely that and more. Raw, and hits home for so many of us. Wonderfully written!

    • Christine Bolton
      October 23, 2018 at 7:58 am

      Thank you Shuku 🙂

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