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A Modern Betrayal

Updated on March 29, 2015

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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    • aviannovice profile image

      Deb Hirt 2 years 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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      Marlene Bertrand 2 years 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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      Sparklea 2 years 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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      Dora Weithers 2 years ago from The Caribbean

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

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      Linda Crampton 2 years 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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      Bill Holland 2 years 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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      shanmarie 2 years ago

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

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      Eric Dierker 2 years 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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      John Hansen 2 years ago from Queensland Australia

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