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The Betrayal

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I could have throttled her ~
Will throttle her
And with great pleasure ~
I wait only for my chance ~
To take her by
Her lying throat
And drag her ~ speechless
For once ~ into the
Shadows of the night ~

I am not fearful
Of discovery ~
As the dim and shifting
Light hides more
Than it reveals ~

Silence so dense as to
Erase all sound ~
Will cloak our footsteps ~
And struggle as she may
She is no match for me
In strength or purpose ~
I will bend her
Will to mine ~
No matter what
I have to do ~

The Betrayal

If she thinks I will let
Softer feelings
Stay my hand ~
She is mistaken ~

I trusted her ~
With my life and
The lives of my brave men ~
How could she
Play me for such a fool ~

But even as I wait
My chance at her ~
My mind scrambles ~
Like the piteous
Thing it is ~
To find some
Other explanation ~
Some way out of the
Nightmare my life
Has now become ~

I pray  ~ as I have
Never prayed before ~
That I may find some way ~
To keep my honor
And to spare her life ~

But if this truly is
Betrayal ~ then on this
Night ~ for all
Intents and purposes ~
My life will end
With hers ~ and
I will lose my love ~
And any hope I
Ever had of heaven ~

 

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Author: Melody J Haislip

I'm either a transplanted East Coaster or a born again West Coaster. My heart kept pulling me toward Oregon, and when I followed it I found my dream, which I am living daily. My dream of becoming a writer has come true as well. I am in the company of people who speak my language, and the sense of community is healing hurts I didn't know were there. I am very grateful for my enormous good fortune.

8 thoughts on “The Betrayal

  1. Wow! this is really strong. Good prologue for your novel.

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  2. Thank you! But nothing so ambitious as a novel for me. It’s going to be a poetry and short stories combo. 🙂

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  3. What in the world did you eat before bedtime? Such determination and revenge. Or … was it that tricky muse playing with your mind again? Cool.

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    • These things are a mystery. Sometimes I feel as though it’s a case of the piece being ready and me being handy and in a receptive mode. Regardless, writing it was an adventure. 🙂

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  4. Whoa girl. That is a dark post – but in my opinion, one of your best.

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    • Yes, Dramatica (my Muse) definitely took me for a walk on the dark side with this one, and then left us all wondering. Seriously, Martha, thank you very much. Your comments are appreciated more than you know. 🙂

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  5. Dear Dramatica, the vignette is pure poignant drama very skillfully written. The pictures you have created in my mind. I plead for their lives. May they rest in peace.

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