Requiem of the Past

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic

You were once my brother
No one else, not another
I trusted you with my life
With my heart, with my wife

You had betrayed me
Took the love of my soul
I love her, can't you see?
And left my heart a gaping hole

I was shocked, stunned, ravaged
Wrathful beyond my manage
Blinded, seething with hate
I charge forth, burning, enraged

Heart aflamed, I challenge you
To a dual, a battle of two
Our swords shall settle the rivalry
To death, or victory eternally

We fought, the words thrown away
While our loved ones wept in dismay
I bled, my friend, but so did you
We both crumbled, dying like fools

Why had I been so hasty, so rash
That through our friendship I had smashed
Weeping in death, in misunderstanding
A pair of shattered, bloody beings

In regret, I promise, 
dear brother
We'll meet again, in this life
Or another...

Submitted: October 20, 2016

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this is such a powerful piece wrote, with a broken heart, excellently described, loved it.

Sat, October 22nd, 2016 10:57am


Thank you so much for the kind comment! I really try to bring out the feeling of someone being betrayed by their best friend, the mutual brother that they had trusted most. Glad that you enjoyed it!

Sat, October 22nd, 2016 6:09am

Jaymes Micheals

dude man this poem is nice man. You have some skill.

Sat, January 14th, 2017 1:17am


Thank you so much, Jaymes! I'm glad you liked it.

Fri, January 13th, 2017 5:20pm


Betrayed by one close to you...beautiful poem. :)

Wed, August 2nd, 2017 9:45pm


Thank you for the comment, Skulk! I'm glad you enjoyed the poem! :)

Wed, August 2nd, 2017 7:55pm


I am the betrayer
I am the betrayed
All the pain I’ve inflicted
In your words portrayed

Mon, November 2nd, 2020 5:58am

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