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Betrayal: The Cost

Updated on April 18, 2012

Loyalty yeilded

April Poetry Month Poem19

I stand before myself

awaiting the reprimand

I chose my course of action

Failing to turn aside

From moments

seized unwisely

Rather than oppose.

~

In this taking

loyalty yielded

before needs aching

(Foolish waste)

Ah, the cost

Beloved and lover, both lost

I suffer the chill

The death of innocence

Betrayals frost

©adavis-ahaverty 1990

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      anndavis25 5 years ago from Clearwater, Fl.

      wetnose, thank you for the comment.

      Jackie, Glad you like this. Thanks.

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      Jackie Lynnley 5 years ago from The Beautiful South

      Much said in few words, I like that.

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      wetnosedogs 5 years ago from Alabama

      Great poem. Tremendous talent you have.

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      anndavis25 5 years ago from Clearwater, Fl.

      It happens! Thanks Parks, for the visit

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      anndavis25 5 years ago from Clearwater, Fl.

      Thank you avian. Every one of us knows that ache. Judas started it.

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      anndavis25 5 years ago from Clearwater, Fl.

      Thanks Michael.

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      anndavis25 5 years ago from Clearwater, Fl.

      Thanks Jamie.

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      Jamie Lee Hamann 5 years ago from Reno NV

      what an incredible last line, this poem is very well done. Jamie

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      cleaner3 5 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

      Ann, i won't give you an explanation. I'll just say it is awsomme.

      Love ya,

      Michael

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      Deb Hirt 5 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Voted awesome. I feel your ache in the betrayal. Well done.

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      Parks McCants 5 years ago from Eugene Oregon U.S.A.

      The pitfalls of the human, emotionally driven condition, revisited... Thank you.

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      anndavis25 5 years ago from Clearwater, Fl.

      Thank you rahul. Have a wonderful day. Ann

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      anndavis25 5 years ago from Clearwater, Fl.

      Thank you tammy. I appreciate your comment.

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      anndavis25 5 years ago from Clearwater, Fl.

      Thank you Joyce.

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      anndavis25 5 years ago from Clearwater, Fl.

      Thank you teaches. I guess we all have experienced it in some capacity.

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      anndavis25 5 years ago from Clearwater, Fl.

      fpherj, Thank you for the goosies. And thank you for the votes.

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      anndavis25 5 years ago from Clearwater, Fl.

      Thanks Sunnie. Betrayal started with Judas, and we still practice it. Thank you for votes. Good luck with your moving today.

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      anndavis25 5 years ago from Clearwater, Fl.

      Audrey, tomorrow I start the countdown 10 more to go.

      Glad to see you.

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      anndavis25 5 years ago from Clearwater, Fl.

      Levertis, a wonderful comment. You are right. You may forgive the act, but it's like a bell that has been cracked. It never rings true again.

      Thanks for the visit. Ann Davis

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      Levertis Steele 5 years ago from Southern Clime

      Oh, so sad. I am not convinced that people who betray in this manner really know the pain and loss of sometning (faith? trust? love?) that can never be fully recovered. Forgiving is easier, but that painful knowledge lurks in a sore spot of the mind, just enough to nag the bearer and break the heart over and over again. The pain of betrayal is unbearable and impossible, yet, it forces itself in and rapes the soul without mercy! The perpetrator must be a vicious enemy, but an apology comes, followed by declarations of remorse and love. You melt and give in. What is this that makes one risk more?

      Loved the poem.

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      oooh--nice Ann! My fav line--

      The death of innocence

      Betrayals frost

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      Sunnie Day 5 years ago

      I agree this has such a warning attached to this wonderful piece of poetry Ann..So sad, filled with regrets, and left with pain from both sides..

      Up and Awesome

      Sunnie

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      Paula 5 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      Simply awesome....of the goosebump type! Love this poem......Up ++

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      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      This has a feeling of loss and leaves you feeling sad. It is exactly how you feel when you have made a deicision of betrayal. Good poem.

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      Joyce Haragsim 5 years ago from Southern Nevada

      Compelling and painful, but still a good read.

      Voted up and beautiful, Joyce.

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      Tammy 5 years ago from North Carolina

      This is powerful, painful, and tragic. I wish everyone could read this before they made such a decision. Great poem!

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      Jessee R 5 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      Amazing piece of short poetry! Loved it