Betrayed



Betrayed
By Robert T. Davenport

In the depths of darkness, I stand alone,
Betrayed by friends I thought I'd known.
Their smiles were masks, their words were lies,
Leaving me to face my demons and cries.

I reached out for support, a helping hand,
But they turned away, they couldn't understand.
They saw my flaws, my faults, my mistakes,
And decided I was not worth the stakes.

No one stood by me, no one believed,
In the dreams I had, the goals I achieved.
They whispered behind my back, spreading doubt,
Leaving me to navigate this world without.

But in this solitude, I found my strength,
A resilience that could go to any length.
I learned to rely on myself, to trust my gut,
To rise above the negativity, to keep my head up.

For it's in the darkest moments we find our light,
When we're pushed to the edge, ready to take flight.
I may be alone, but I am not defeated,
I'll keep pushing forward, my dreams undefeated.

So to those who turned their backs on me,
I thank you for the lesson, for setting me free.
I'll prove you wrong, I'll show my worth,
And find the support I deserve on this Earth.

For in the end, it's not about who stands by your side,
But about the strength within, the fire inside.
I'll rise above the doubters, the naysayers too,
Because I believe in myself, and that's all I need to do.

About this poem

Be Careful of those around you...

Font size:
Collection  PDF     
 

Written on July 05, 2023

Submitted by BigNuttyTheBlackBishop on January 21, 2024

1:27 min read
6

Quick analysis:

Scheme XX AABB CCDD EEFF GGXX HHXX IIJJ KKLL
Closest metre Iambic pentameter
Characters 1,317
Words 280
Stanzas 8
Stanza Lengths 2, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4

Discuss the poem Betrayed with the community...

2 Comments
  • alexandra_u
    Deep emotions my friend, great poem.
    LikeReply3 months ago
  • susan.brumel
    Well said, Robert. And so true. Thank you for sharing.
    LikeReply4 months ago

Translation

Find a translation for this poem in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Citation

Use the citation below to add this poem to your bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"Betrayed" Poetry.com. STANDS4 LLC, 2024. Web. 15 Jun 2024. <https://www.poetry.com/poem/179059/betrayed>.

Become a member!

Join our community of poets and poetry lovers to share your work and offer feedback and encouragement to writers all over the world!

June 2024

Poetry Contest

Join our monthly contest for an opportunity to win cash prizes and attain global acclaim for your talent.
15
days
6
hours
56
minutes

Special Program

Earn Rewards!

Unlock exciting rewards such as a free mug and free contest pass by commenting on fellow members' poems today!

Browse Poetry.com

Quiz

Are you a poetry master?

»
"It was many and many a year ago, In a kingdom by the sea."
A Edmund Spenser
B W.B. Yeats
C Edgar Allan Poe
D Shel Silverstein