❝I am from the barren concrete.❞

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Betrayal #ICBYPoetry

November 19, 2018


It feels like a punch to the gut. 

Even worse. Much, much, worse. Promises are broken, lies told as if you can sleep at night. Maybe you can. Maybe your conscience has already scuttled to the dark corner of your heart. 

A shared dream, taken. It isn't our dream anymore- just yours. Yours, and yours only. Credit taken. Betrayal. Betrayal, betrayal, betrayal. The words taste bitter on my tongue, rolling off quietly, slowly burning me. My eyes sting. 

Can you see the tears? Or is it only me? Do you see my heart crying, grasping on to the last wisp of hope. But no. Yours. It's all yours now. No more.


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  • AminahMcBina
    A 2-lined poem just for you, congrats!!!

    over 1 year ago
  • janice

    Contest winners are up! (I'm doing this for Aminah ;)

    over 1 year ago
  • Zixdude

    Am I the only one that imagined this as being rapped by Dave from boyinaband?

    over 1 year ago
  • Quille

    Awesome! :D

    over 1 year ago
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  • AminahMcBina

    This was beautiful, I could actually see this as a song ;) well done!

    You can submit 3, but I will only choose one as a final.

    Thanks for entering my contest!
    Again well done! Good luck!!

    over 1 year ago