Treasure Island

Shelley Sims


A Betrayal


If I had but one wish I would give it to you.
For you see, there is nothing in my life I wish to undo.
Every mountain climbed and road journeyed down
Has made me the person who stands before you now.
At the many mistakes I did make,
Oh at the countless wrong turns did I take.
So from these things I now glean,
May I ask you just one thing?
Who are you to judge my life
And determine what's wrong and what's right?
For every decision I've made has defined who I am
And it's not your place to pass judgment on the race that I've ran.
Rather, let me hold up the mirror so you may clearly see
How each one of your negative comments further separates you from me.
At first you look away, you don't even try.
Could it be that you would rather believe a lie?
Conviction slowly builds up inside
And you soon realize this is something from which you can no longer hide.
And what is it in that mirror in which you see?
Do you see the truth of who you really are in all its monstrosity?
Tears begin to fill your eyes and then soon you see
That this whole time it was about your own pain and never me.
I forgive you for the pain you have caused my heart.
I only wish you could have been genuine from the start.
The time has come for us to part ways.
I pray you know and accept the truth for the rest of your days.
However, for the lies you told
I pray all hell unfolds
To devour your black and wretched soul.

Submitted: Thursday, June 30, 2011
Edited: Friday, July 01, 2011

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  • Mohammad Akmal Nazir (7/1/2011)

    Excellent poem with a very strong structure. Great sentiments and incredible imagery. Voted 10.
    Thanks for sharing.....
    Kindly read and vote my poem 'Abortion' on page 4.
    Regards
    Akmal (Report) Reply

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