The Cruelest Heart

Nothing Left


Up close I see

your heartless smile

vacant eyes

unbound to love.

Careless ties

made and broken

litter your path.

Such a self-centered soul

captures prey

with a wink of false devotion

only to walk away.

Unafraid of revelation

cruelty of a cold heart

scares others into submission

protected by

those bought and paid.

Pride comes

from evil acts

of manipulation and destruction.

Your legacy

a trail of broken promises

and disappointments.

True friendship

never recognized

loyalty dismissed by callous acts,

love destroyed.

Looking back

I should have known

you could never care.

Falling for false words

designed to deceive

I was lost within a dream

wandering for so long

in a bliss

that wasn’t meant to be.

I tried so hard

to make you feel

always treating you with kind words

receiving with forgiving eyes.

The years of stolen time

the way I thought you were

lies and deception

easily dismissed

my forgiveness close at hand.

Your cruelest act

of silence

revealed the truth

broke my heart

and crushed my soul.

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Drjacki 5 years ago from North Carolina

You completely grabbed my heart with this beautiful work of art. I have known such a person, and I tried to write about it, but I could not capture the conflicting have done so. Thank you for sharing this most intimate of poems.

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truthfornow 5 years ago from New Orleans, LA Author

Thanks so much for your kind words Drjacki.

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