Betrayal

November 26, 2011
By Vitros SILVER, Park Ridge, Illinois
Vitros SILVER, Park Ridge, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
The beauty of a living thing is not the atoms that go into, but the way those atoms are put together.
-Carl Sagan


You were entrusted with something as precious as life,
Something carved from my very soul,
An irreplaceable charge,
A bond stronger than love was forged between us.

Yet you break it, defacing
This sacred pact.

I gave you my mind, my knowledge,
And you gave me ignorance.

You were trusted to lead me across chasms,
Yet you burn my bridges.

You were charged with opening my eyes to the wonders of the heavens,
Yet you keep the secrets of the sky for yourself.

I ask you the meaning of life,
And you give me silence.

My thoughts are broken,
My heart shattered.
The path has gone dark…the shadows loom so near.

I feel naught but fire and ice…
My psyche is writhing, shifting, flaring out,
Yet I feel stagnant, constrained…
Doomed.


The author's comments:
Perhaps we all have felt a brief instance of loss, of listlessness, of momentary despair as something we once considered solid dropped out from under us. As teens, we are all too prone to this scenario. This is merely a manifestation of my initial reactions to such sentiments.

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