Poetry: Betrayal

How could you lie, your beguilement revealing

no appreciation for sensitivities

this consuming deception

a forbidden cultivation

 

How could you lie, your words are your treason

contention and betrayal

your only provision

are double-dealing hands

 

How could you lie, with no regard for treachery

wrangling words

with adulterated precision

even Judas is cordial when silver is plenty

 

How could you lie, a beguiled gaze

to shadow your merriment

treason hangs from your lips

while treachery devours your heart

 

 

Charisse Van Horn ©2013

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