A Poem by Gavin Keary

Betrayal is a horrible thing...


Betrayal has been

their cardinal sin.

Turning my years

into blood filled tears.

I would always submit

to them I would commit

everything I had

to mimic their fad.

Today is the day

that I break away.

I leave them behind

for those so kind.

To those I love,

you raise me above.

All of the pain

is a dried stain.

You release me

so I can be me.

© 2008 Gavin Keary

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I feel your let down at the betrayal, but also your strength when breaking away. A powerful poem, it describes wonderfully. barbara

Posted 15 Years Ago

Betrayal is a hard to understand and emotionally draining and you captured it well in this poem. This is a very well written and a heartfelt write - Excellent

Posted 15 Years Ago

This is good. It has a good flow. The rhyme is good. I liked the words you chose. They gave the poem a certain edge. Nice work!

Posted 15 Years Ago

yes. This poem is very true in the sense that I have been betrayed by almost everyone I know, except my Fiancce.

Posted 15 Years Ago

-Betrayal has been

their cardinal sin.

Turning my years

into blood filled tears-
Very attention getting and it drew me in to the rest of your piece on betrayal and pain. I can imagine the physical and emotional pain thrusted upon you. Your ordeal was captured in melancholy ruby, black and purple-the colors of bruises.

Posted 15 Years Ago

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Added on April 9, 2008


Gavin Keary
Gavin Keary

Some of my major inspiration would have to be my life in general, other people's lives (I am fascinated by other people's lives). Authors that I look up to would be Tolkien, Poe, Spider Robinson,.. more..

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