Betrayal

March 12, 2010
By AshleyEWong PLATINUM, Brooklyn, New York
AshleyEWong PLATINUM, Brooklyn, New York
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Betrayal
A violation of trust










The action of a turncoat;
a backstabbing pathological liar
Leads to the reaction of being hurt
and wanting to shout “Et tu, brute?”
Being pushed on to the floor, then being stepped on
Feeling helpless, being taken advantage of
Feeling scarred mentally, unable to trust anyone else;
Can’t help but feel paranoia,
especially if you were the narrator of Shakespeare’s Sonnet 147-
regarding love as a vital need, then being let down by it
Questions would linger and cloud your brain,
repeatedly blaming yourself for being naïve and not making an early realization
Well, maybe because it strikes you from behind
Or maybe because it stalks you like your shadow
would- without a sound, without you consciously knowing,
but secretly conspiring
like the sneaky Jessica who strips her father of
their bond, his jewels, his ducats, and his pride
How would you feel if you were Beowulf,
deserted and left to fight alone with the mighty dragon
when you have fought for the very same who have now abandoned you











in times of danger?
Betrayal…

The author's comments:
Allusions
1) “Et tu, Brute” was from Shakespeare‘s Julius Caesar when Caesar found out his best friend Brutus was involved in a scheme and betrayed him. Hence his words, “And you too, Brutus?”

2) Shakespeare’s Sonnet 147 was a poem which emphasized how hurt he was; he referred to his betrayed love as “a diseased love.”

3) Jessica betrays her father, Shylock by fleeing with a Christian (they were Jewish) and stealing his jewels, ducats (money). This happens in Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice.

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on Mar. 10 2013 at 10:24 pm
AshleyEWong PLATINUM, Brooklyn, New York
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Thank you !

renee56 said...
on Apr. 5 2010 at 4:56 pm
Very unique poem!

on Apr. 2 2010 at 9:31 pm
AshleyEWong PLATINUM, Brooklyn, New York
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Thank you for your compliment! Read more of my other stuff!

jrobb said...
on Apr. 2 2010 at 2:09 pm
This is a really intellectual and cool poem, it takes a really eductaed person, who has read a broad variety of literature to understand and relate to it!

on Mar. 30 2010 at 12:19 pm
AshleyEWong PLATINUM, Brooklyn, New York
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Thank you, check out my other poems!

on Mar. 30 2010 at 12:18 pm
AshleyEWong PLATINUM, Brooklyn, New York
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Awww....thanks for your comment!

Huangdi said...
on Mar. 30 2010 at 11:36 am

Beautifully done and nicely written.

 


mimo said...
on Mar. 30 2010 at 10:36 am
wow! that was one complicated poem to comprehend, you must have one very intelligent mind keep up the work.

on Mar. 29 2010 at 6:39 pm
AshleyEWong PLATINUM, Brooklyn, New York
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Thank you!

on Mar. 29 2010 at 6:39 pm
AshleyEWong PLATINUM, Brooklyn, New York
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Thank you for your comment!

forevercool7 said...
on Mar. 28 2010 at 8:41 pm
You seem like you are intelligent, very good incorporation of these literature into your work.

maymay55 said...
on Mar. 28 2010 at 8:05 pm
Cool poem!

on Mar. 28 2010 at 2:29 pm
AshleyEWong PLATINUM, Brooklyn, New York
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Thank you so much for your comment! Check out Mistress or A Taste Bud's Sweet, Sour Spicy....

Milo! said...
on Mar. 27 2010 at 8:45 pm
I really love this. I really like how everyone can relate to this. I hope you keep writing, because this is great. You should check out some of my stuff. I think you would like it.




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