Betrayal

Location

30092
United States
33° 59' 6.6732" N, 84° 14' 18.3012" W

Delicious
The vengeance
As it always is
That metallic taste was
breathtaking
The victory
Creates a fire
Unrest
hunger

There are the chains
And there the cage
The gag
The tears
The loser
The grand fool
Who dared rise when all others
Knelt
As they should

The delicate jaw
Grasped roughly in hand
Those wide eyes
They show such
weakness
There is no sympathy
For this brother
The man now
a criminal

Yet

There is something warm
The urge to embrace
Comfort
Heal
Change
As if that could be done
This man beyond help
a self-made monster
So heartbreaking

Blood ties
Curse them and their power
Over the winner
While the traitor
Never felt their
sting
It is maddening
To want to hurt
And to help

The victory
The fool
The brother
The embrace
The traitor
Punished
Not enough
And plenty
The victor surrendersems go here)

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Comments

ehden101

A friend of mine is suffering from this and they have embraced it as a part of their self and who they are. They are proud to rally for future help with me by their side.

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