beauty, emotions, feelings, imagery, love hurts, music, passion,
by Emile Pinet |
Callused fingers press vibrating strings
drawing passion from a violin.
And with burnished wood snug to his cheek
the violinist plays from his heart.
Subtle vibes saturate my being
as crying strings elicit feelings.
And expounding on love’s betrayal
music stirs the imagination.
His bow hangs like a lingering kiss
savoring the taste of ecstasy.
And then with tears trickling down his cheek
he unleashes unbridled fervor.
Experiencing pangs of rapture
sound slips the bounds of reality.
And every note penetrates my heart,
igniting flames of fire and passion.
by Jerry T Curtis |
abuse, anger, betrayal, emotions, psychological, spoken word, truth,
Why do people, want to cause
Other people pain
Where is the Love
That will break the chain
Someone says something
Then it's tit-for-tat
I've played this before
We all know the score
Now who's up at bat
I think it's time, for us to play
The self healing game
Before there's no one, left
Around to blame
One that's more thoughtful
And much less insane
Let's reach for the Sun
And help everyone
Come out of the rain
All we have, is this fleeting chance
To get this right
No time for jealousies
No time to fight
Don't say, that you're sorry
Don't seek to forgive
Just start here today
And throw it away
And learn how to live
by Paul Callus |
betrayal, lost love,
We harvested the grapes in late autumn
when ripeness of love was at its best,
but deceit in the time of maturing
changed the passion to wrath and unrest.
Acerbic vinegar replaced sweet wine
and richness of flavour ceased to be mine.
Betrayed was the pledge of a tender vine.
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Syllable count: 10-9-10-9 10-10-10
Rhyme Scheme: a b c b d d d
Novel: Grapes of Wrath (John Steinbeck)
Contest: Titles of Novels
Sponsor: Nette Onclaud
© paul callus ~ 10 June 2016
by liam mcdaid |
betrayal, desire, earth, emotions, hate, love, lust,
Revenge sweet turning with hate
a brother rises striking blows
landing hits brother in wicked deeds
evilness within mans own soul
Cruelty crawling inside desires
suffering greed of nations they plea
Rise up against nations man at war
tearing asunder God's creation
People slowly murdering loveless
Pride a sinful act of violence
laced with pain destroying pure love
everything that once stood out housed peace
so fine cut beautiful, good sharing
caring free, in this one, big show rolls
Keeps turning, the wheel of hope
whom will speak, as we all become part
of his heavenly dust in the end
or burning remains of hell's fire
by Rhonda Johnson-Saunders |
addiction, betrayal, hope, trust,
Over his lies
Comes with life
To share my heart
on longest days
Fretting no more
Tower of faith
Brightens dark days
My stride returns
For Richard's Mussetle Train Contest, 12/1/14
by Mary Hoose |
anger, betrayal, break up, divorce, leaving, love hurts,
How many tears must fall from brown eyes before I lay me down to sleep.
Where hurtful dreams of betrayal and lies hide in shadows they creep.
How long did you think you could go around cheating and not be found out.
With all your two dollar whores and think I'd not scream and shout!
See if they'll put up with your bullsh**, until the next one catches your eye.
As for me I'm done with your no account two timing a** once and for all...
by Mary Hoose |
betrayal, heartbreak, hurt, lost love, pain,
Deep within the darkened halls of my mind I search each memory of love not meant to be.
Where love shone bright but now has left only tattered webs of pain and sorrow for me.
Lost and left behind to wander aimlessly, to feel the viperous sting of what once was, now no more.
To know of love's beauty and tenderness and passion between two hearts and all scars that it bore.
Like a ghost forever to wander these empty halls whaling for love's lost memories day and night.
Forgotten, forsaken this ghost with a broken heart, invisible, just an empty memory in plain sight.
by Rico Leffanta |
betrayal, culture, love, lust, romance, sensual, sexy,
Queen Guinevere was quite a sight
When Arthur returned from a fight
He looked up and down
Then said with a frown,
"You look like you've had a rough knight!"
Arthur opened the bedroom door
Where clothes lay all over the floor
"This looks rather bad,"
Said Sir Gal He Had,
"I've mistaken your wife for an whore."
There's more to the story than that
The Kingdom of Arthur fell flat
But Queen Guinevere
Did not shed one tear
For she loved to give tit for tat!
by Michelle Faulkner |
betrayal, dark, desire, heartbreak, longing, lust, sad love,
A little in love
is all that I'll be
maybe I'll fall
just a degree
Maybe I won't
melt when he smiles
maybe my hope
won't run for miles
Maybe my world
won't encircle his face
maybe my heart
won't quicken its pace
Maybe his words
won't brazenly glow
maybe my nervous
worship won't show
Maybe he won't
counsel clandestine meetings
maybe his touch
won't be so fleeting
Maybe my mind won't be dazzled and meek
maybe my will won't be hollow and weak
Maybe I'll excuse his passion-borne bruises
maybe I'll use the face that he uses
A little in love
is all I'll concede
but love can be lies
fools like me believe.
by CayCay Jennings |
anxiety, betrayal, conflict, emotions, heartbreak, husband, love hurts,
Your breathing is even and bears no concern, no fear or resentment
squeaks to rust your dreams' churn. All my wishes wish it would:
I want it to rob you, break your peace to pieces,
rough up all your pleases and scatter your calm.
4 line excerpt from poem: A Day Scar Drama written 3-18-17
May 29, 2019
Arbitrium Divisa Poetry Contest
Gregory R. Barden
by Gabrielle Jordan |
betrayal, color, lost love, love hurts, perspective, yellow,
When I saw him last,
He wore grey bananas on his feet
He had a pirate’s hat between his teeth
Long last the man from Oliver Kitten arrived on the shores of my head
How was he to bring such a large basket of straws and ask me to bloom a white rose
You have been back he said with a twirl of a red gem
Yellow kittens for my pleasure,
Only one black dog
Keep roaring up the hill, don’t stop
Take the bottom off the wheel
You won’t need it soon
You are on your way down
The pink parade will catch your fall
Even under my old brown coat
by Edward Ibeh |
betrayal, friendship, love, relationship, sad,
Bearing the brunt of betrayal,
his long-time lady lover leaves him
for another flame. Surprisingly saying
"I'm so sorry, Sam, we should start
seeing other people"
Broken by a brutal blindside
out of nowhere. He couldn't comprehend
the reason; the shock shook him
like a loud trembling thunder
shakes someone out in the rain
he's left wondering why.
"What did I do to deserve this?"
To add insult to injury, he learns
she left him for his best friend, Bruce.
STRAND CHOICE P,any form,any theme Poetry Contest( Winner: Honorable Mention)
Sponsored by Brian Strand
Date written: 03/24/2020
by Larry Belt |
on writing and wordspoems,
A poem is just a lot of words
With feelings tucked inside
A sad verse usually written
Soon after someone's cried
Written with emotion
The pen becomes the tool
The poems of betrayal
Are written by the fool
Written in the silence
The poems about despair
Are written by the lonely
Who think that no one cares
Written in the Heavens
Without a passing glance
Are poems written of love
By those who've found romance
Written in the darkness
By a soul who's filled with tears
They tell us of their nightmares
As they're haunted by their fears
Wrapped in pure emotion
That tears the writer apart
A poem is the feelings
Found in the poet's heart
by Bec K T |
betrayal, longing, lost love, love,
You look into my eyes and pretend to give me
your whole world
and I open my eyes to take it even though I know
it isn't there
how can I hold it against you when your false promises
were the only thing that kept my blood pumping
by Gail Foster |
betrayal, grief, loss, passion, relationship, sad love, sorrow,
This is my first Petrarchan sonnet...
Grey days of loss and loneliness are here
Sad nights as long as shadows in the deep
No joy, no hope, no gentleness, no sleep
No ray of light predicted to appear
Just disappointment, emptiness and fear
And sacred dreams discarded in a heap
By some abyss of faith too wide to leap
In ruins lies the love we held so dear
Wise folk will say there will be love again
That suns come up, and suns go down, and yet
All I perceive is darkness, drear and grim
All I can feel is searing hurt and pain
My heart, my fingers, too burnt to forget
All blistered, from the flame I hold for him
by Linda-Marie SweetHeart |
love, lost, goodbye, betrayal, goodbye, lost, love,
"Last Sigh of Goodbye"
charming candlelight lost radiant glaze
emotions vanished into twilight dust
broken pieces of heart swallowed in maze
as passionate masquerade died in lust.
fleeting embers of deceit bid adieu'
one last sigh of goodbye stole life's faint breath
a love letter spoke words of love untrue
in painful fond farewell eyes closed in death.
beyond dark grave lies loneliness and tears
'tis better to have loved and lost in life
yet ultimate betrayal spirit sears
impaling soul with wounds deep thrust of knife.
painted finale' carved in canvas cries
caressing love in bouquets of goodbyes.
*For Harry Horsman's Goodbye Contest.
*Nov. 15, 2012.
by Richard Lamoureux |
betrayal, change, desire, emotions,
When you kissed me
A fool fell in love
I became weak in the knees
The world revolved around your halo
Angel eyes captured my imagination
Like Einstein I discovered relativity
Wisdom had been my lonely pathway
Drunk on independent thought
Wondering if those lips would part for me
Wanting to breathe your breath
I looked towards you
You looked away
my heart sank
When you kissed another boy
Don't forget to read it in reverse.
Reverse poem written for Craig Cornish's contest.
by Daniel Turner |
angel, dream, forgiveness, happiness, love,
In deep slumber madness, she comforts me
Appearing, unencumbered, from the mist
Subconscious suspension our nightly tryst
Erasing my mind of bad memories
She mends and warms my soul so tenderly
Imbibing my thoughts and heart with her kiss
Lovingly fulfills a long ago wish
Thankfully restoring my sanity
Regularly she visits in silence
Enlightening my dreams with wholesomeness
Wiping my tears of angered betrayal
Exchanging her love for malevolence
I awaken with renewed happiness
Refreshed from the angelic portrayal
an original poem by the "poemdog" Daniel Turner
Italian Sonnet rhyme scheme abba abba cde cde
14 lines 10 syllables per 140 syllables 80 words
by Cynthia Ferguson |
betrayal, confusion, cry, depression, gender, identity, loss, love hurts,
So now I know
Life has played its part
I never would believe
that I could die
from a broken heart
No you can’t mend me
it’s been far too long
everyone will go
everyone has gone
everyone will leave
that God did lend me
I could only watch
then step aside
as it all just went
no matter what I tried
the only thing I can say
was how hard I cried
It was a shiver in the mirror
A reflection of pain
Where the shadows of doubts
were cast and bent
Any old soul
or any message sent
Were at the end of the road
and who is left out
So now I know
Life has played it’s part
now I do believe
that I will die
from a broken heart
by Emile Pinet |
emotions, feelings, heartbroken, hurt, imagery, lost love,
Acquiescing to love's defeat
you subdue sad feelings within.
For when passion's all but over
anxieties slowly begin.
bitter tears flow with brutal force.
And wash away the promises
that kept forever dreams on course.
The hurt of betrayal hits you
with the force of a speeding train.
And you're left in a kind of trance
oblivious to all but pain.
Fueled by half-truths and deceit,
happiness soon begins to ebb.
And your now vulnerable heart
falls victim to depression's web.
Your soul's susceptible to lies
when hope camouflages the truth.
And salvaging remnants of trust,
you discard innocence of youth.
by Meline Ngo |
betrayal, boyfriend, heartbreak, how i feel, love hurts, lust,
PIGEONS OF LOVE
I was at the wrong place
At the wrong time
You were at the right place
At the right time
I was in need
You were in greed
I was incapable
You were enable
When I was weak
You gave me strength
When I needed to speak
But it was all a scam
All the sweet talks were sham
Just to satisfy all your lechery
My whole life is in misery
@Copyright Meline Ngo. September 9, 2015
by Bobbie Jo Price |
abuse, anger, betrayal, depression, first love, horror, pain,
wrap your arms around me a little too tight
let yourself be the noose that ends my life
tear ladders in my tights while holding me down
pull a little too hard and drag me to hell
take my heart, its in the center to the left
its yours, my darling, take it right out of my chest
clutch my hand a little too roughly
shatter my bones and call me lovely
take me to the Eiffel tower, guide me to the top
hold me from behind and give me a gentle shove
rip my ribs out with your teeth, one by one by one
play them like the grand piano, show them how its done
lather your lips with venom, careful not to taste
kiss me until my last breath, simply watch me break.
by Dorian Petersen Potter |
May come and go
Some pretend them so well
Hiding theirs under the thick mask
Most of the time
Are born,you hurt
People when you pretend
Love and feelings that you don't feel
Donning a mask
Is never shown
Some choose not to do so
Believing's not important- Then
Dorian Petersen Potter
by Roy Pett |
bereavement, betrayal, courage, lonely, princess, truth,
In days not long ago lived our princess
gracious, elegant and so beautiful
everyone she met rich, poor she'd impress
a daughter, wife, and mother dutiful,
her oath and vows she took seriously
sadly her true love was never returned
abandoned treated mysteriously
our princesses wellbeing unconcerned,
this loveless marriage and deceit must end
living in London’s pretence with prince John
unwilling to repair her heart nor mend
he was happy to divorce, see her gone,
her life ended in unexplained disaster
sadly there was no happy ever-after.
by Hamida Yamin |
betrayal, devotion, first love, i miss you,
Where have you gone?
I am lonely and forlorn
We swore of not parting ever
You've vanished in a wink, what’s the matter?
We promised to be together in rain and sunshine
The sun and moon be eclipsed but you’ll be mine
We are made for each other, you said
You brought me the gift of roses red
Where are those promises, where are those days?
The games in moonlight and seashore plays
The sky of my life is now overcast
I am bewildered, I am aghast
Lost are those whispers, lost are those songs
The replay of past moments my crying heart longs
My happiness has withered, my joys are gone
My heart is a desert where thorns have grown
Sintra, Portugal 22/01/ 2015