A Modern Betrayal


When the text came

I had no idea

you were trolling

for information

for a one I know longer want

to know anything

about me.

I was stupid

and thought it was you

naturally inquiring

because maybe you

I don’t know


Now I am thinking

every time

you text



it won’t be you.

You will be searching




for another.

I quite think

40 is a bit

too old

to be playing such games

pretending to be


being at someone else’s

beck and call.

© 2015 truthfornow

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Jodah 23 months ago from Queensland Australia

Certainly sounds like a betrayal. I have seen this before, someone trolling information for another.

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Ericdierker 23 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

Really well done. It just comes across as a really sad part of our modern existence. I feel for the person afflicted.

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shanmarie 23 months ago from Texas

Oh, mind games are the worst! And pretending to be another is a terrible mind game.

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billybuc 23 months ago from Olympia, WA

True be told, there are very few adults I trust. I wish it were not so, but one can only get burned so many times before the walls come up and the drawbridge is locked. :)

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AliciaC 23 months ago from British Columbia, Canada

Thanks for sharing this poem. Your poems always have an interesting theme, especially the ones about social interactions!

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MsDora 23 months ago from The Caribbean

Modern indeed, and just as cruel as any form of betrayal. Quite creative.

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Sparklea 23 months ago from Upstate New York

This sounds so much like the guy my daughter was dating, and he has had her in tears so many times. I looked him in the face a few weeks ago, and I asked him, "Do you love her?" Hesitation..."Uh, I think she is a wonderful person...." I said, I do not like it when people hurt my daughter." As of now, they are done. I HOPE she stays strong. Excellent the way you portrayed this person. The one I am referring to is 46. And he is the text champ. I think this poem is excellent for my daughter. God bless, Sparklea

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MarleneB 23 months ago from Northern California, USA

It is so sad, especially that adults do things like that. But, I have to admit that I enjoyed the clever way you told the story. You have quite a lot of talent.

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aviannovice 22 months ago from Stillwater, OK

I think we have all experienced this at one time or another. Definitely more fish in the sea.

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