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Lyrics of an unsung betrayal.

Lyrics of an unsung betrayal.

A Poem by Steph K

The haunting chime of betrayal


The watery skies clear,

As a soft glow illuminates the sky,

I remember, remember when I first saw you,

The bumpy smooth of your rose petal lips,

The silvery waves dancing at your heels.


Like a tiger in the night, like medusa taking flight,

You untangled your curls in plain sight,

A fury in the night

Silence, silence, silence.

In a sorry little plight.


A cup half full

Yet you saw it empty,

A single rose in tranquil pose,

Yet so thorny.

Row, row, row to safety.


A clank of glass, that piercing sound,

The swish of wine, so red, so round,

A toast to death, her bittersweet bliss,

You cheated her once,

Infidel?  That was not me.

An accessory to the crime,

With a bleeding, red ruby,

You stole my heart, my pain.

You set me free,

Only to chain me back again.


Your Dolus effect, molding a statue of perfection,

A statue of god that was never me, but deception.

And I was the victim,

The Veritas with no feet.

With no escape, no truth, no mercy.


The final chime of wedding bells,

A happy moment for sure.

But in this aisle, no bride stands tall,

In her graceful innocence of white,

But a silent hush and I stand alone, waiting.


 The scenes turn gray, the people black,

But you in tranquil white.

And I remember, remember,

When I leaned in forward to feel,

Your cool lips against mine.

A departure of memories, a part of me,

Ripped and buried,

Ripped and buried in a wooden frame.

But You, lifeless cold and decay,

Felt more than me.

© 2011 Steph K

Author's Note

Steph K
Trying some darker elements and telling a story from a different perspective.

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love the dark content.. the narration is engaging and the concept/notions are captivating.. really well developed write.. enjoyed it

Posted 7 Years Ago

Beautiful, and dark, and sensual. I love it!

Posted 7 Years Ago

Brilliantly dark and moving! Makes the reader aware of the topic in dark dfegrees! So well worded also, love this piece!

Posted 7 Years Ago

Some kewl lines in this and I enjoyed the read.. :)

Posted 7 Years Ago

good job
darker parts of poem make it even better

Posted 7 Years Ago

I see this as an attendee of a wedding who had an affair with the groom and stands in silence but seethes inside. Well done.

Posted 7 Years Ago

Definitely some great images here. Also, some interesting use of repetition. I think I'll need to read through it a few more times to work out the meaning of that.

The use of color here is particularly good, I think, especially this; " The scenes turn gray, the people black,/ But you in tranquil white"

I like the contrast, in general, but for me this makes a really good picture in my head.

Well done. Very good poem.

Posted 7 Years Ago

Wow. Betrayal described in beauty...I felt the cold, ice tendrils of betryal down my spine when reading this. One of my favorites!

Posted 7 Years Ago

i like the poem a lot. enjoyed reading it. the darker parts of it give the poem character

Posted 7 Years Ago

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Added on July 6, 2011
Last Updated on July 8, 2011
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