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


I'm a mom of eight children and a freelance writer who works from home. I give tarot readings, love sales, deals, and bargains and am against online bullying. Recently diagnosed with hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos syndrome hEDS.

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