Betraying is What She is Called to Do

June 14, 2010
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She hides her face in the darkness
She doesn’t dare go near the crowd
Her face would be disowned
Her only friend is the betrayal cloud

The one that reminds her of what she did
Of how she can never go back to the life that she had
Reminds her how everyone knows or how she thinks they do
Reminds her of the pain that she brought upon herself that can never be taken away

She thinks other people know
But they don’t
She hides herself
So they won’t

She reminds herself not to take a step away from the darkness
She reminds herself that she has nowhere to go
She had a family not anymore
Her betrayal kicked her right out the door

Her betrayal is not of the usual sort
But of the dark kind
Where people report
She hides herself so no one will know

That little Susie was the one
Who not only betrayed her family by leaving them
Because of the way everyone was always violent and drunk
But she killed them too

Now little miss Susie
Of the age eight
Was known to be a cheerful girl
In each little blonde curl

But in her heart was a black heart
That hated everything
Everything that was violent and drunk
So she feels she has to kill them because no one else will

So her betrayal if you will
Is her duty
She lives to do it
To kill the evil

And if it means betraying her life of what seemed like joy
That she wanted to have
To at least pretend like she was happy
She’ll give it up for doing her duty
Betrayal is her name
Betrayal is her job
Betraying is what she is called to do

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Angie.Hudak This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Aug. 7, 2011 at 1:16 pm
Oh my god, raw and emotional. For sure a stunning poem[: if i could do infinite stars out of 5, that's what I would choose! I wish I had talent like you! 
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