Misguided Loyalty

Torn to Pieces

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My corner of the world

fits into a niche

designed to serve

underneath a canopy

hidden in the back

away from prying eyes.


Try as I might

the light is far

each step forward

has a forceful push back

that stumbles and blocks

my ascent.


Toiling away

I struggle for the approval and praise

of a selfish heart

whose hate is thick

of torrid thoughts.


Blinded by anger

all the time lashing out

at me who tries to help

cowardly bonds with the weak for support

forever showing the foolishness of age.


False accusations fuel your fire

fail to hide your misguided nature

who can never admit

you trusted the wrong ones

and it’s more your fault than mine.


Prided by loyalty

I had vowed to stay true

yet destroyed more each day

knowing you will never

love me

let alone trust me.

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billybuc 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

Darkly beautiful if that makes sense. There is sadness here but your words are spoken in a loving manner. Very well done!


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Jlava73 4 years ago from Cyberspace and My Own World

Your words tugged at my heart strings. Awesome piece!


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truthfornow 4 years ago from New Orleans, LA Author

You picked up on how I feel billybuc ~ a longing for my loyalty to be recognized. Thanks for your kind words.


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truthfornow 4 years ago from New Orleans, LA Author

Thanks for the support Jlava73.


Dr Cil 4 years ago

How sad, yet beautiful! Great way with words. Thanks for sharing.


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truthfornow 4 years ago from New Orleans, LA Author

Good to hear from you Dr. Cil.


Hubert Williams 4 years ago

A person that has no trust in themselves can hardly trust others.


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truthfornow 4 years ago from New Orleans, LA Author

Agreed Hubert Williams. Thanks for stopping by.


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

This one tugged at the heart..Sometimes one never misses the water 'til the well runs dry..Best Wishes..


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teaches12345 4 years ago

Wow, this is very disappointing in a relationship. Trust is so crutial in making things work out between two people.


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truthfornow 4 years ago from New Orleans, LA Author

Thanks so much always exploring.


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truthfornow 4 years ago from New Orleans, LA Author

Without trust there is nothing teaches12345.


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raciniwa 4 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

oh, that's so sad...such an evocative poem...


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truthfornow 4 years ago from New Orleans, LA Author

Thanks for commenting raciniwa.

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