0022 The Betrayed [26 December 1995]

Author’s note: Ah, teenage angst. Ultimately our family did get the horses mentioned in this poem but my dad, at the time, was not too keen on the idea. This was my reaction after one discussion we had.

He betrayed us.
He let us bond with them,
Fall in love with them.
And let us think of those horses as ours.

He betrayed us.
Letting us believe it was possible,
Intending to break our hearts,
Like a brittle old tree limb over his knee.

He who has had all he desired,
Has betrayed us in our desires.
Promising that which was not done,
Letting fall deep in love.

He killed me today,
As I know he did you.
Breaking our hearts,
Like a shattering jar against the wall.

Mocking us,
He betrayed us.
Now I will never believe again,
And you will never trust again.

He has betrayed us.
He has betrayed us!
He has betrayed us! !
He has betrayed us! ! !

We will never again believe.

About taikodragonjkf

Member of Spokane Taiko. Poet. Karaoke singer. Love cats and baseball.
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