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The Cruelest Heart

Updated on November 18, 2011

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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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      truthfornow 5 years ago from New Orleans, LA

      Thanks so much for your kind words Drjacki.

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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 emotions...you have done so. Thank you for sharing this most intimate of poems.