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Poem: Hope Damaged

I am a writer. My passion is poetry. I feel words connect people together and help us to understand the feelings we share.

"Thank You For The Broken Heart" by J Rice


"Hope Damaged"

It is hard to know
when a lie falls from his lips
staring at her
with a straight face,
no blinking of the eyes,
acting totally sincere.

Daily pulling the wool over her eyes,
happy in his success,
believing she is naïve,
ignorant of her knowledge
as she watches his deceptive games.

She treasures a few select words
praying they are real,
like how he wishes
he had met her first
before he had married once before,
giving her hope their love can grow
living together as one.

She hopes time can heal
his broken heart
with unconditional love,
making him want her
more than life itself,
giving up testing the waters
to be only hers.

Then one day
she sees a sparkle in his eyes,
his words are magical,
he is closer than ever before
showing a strong feeling of love,
when suddenly he tosses a grenade
blowing up their world,
wounding her more than he will ever know.

"Someone You Loved" by Lewis Capaldi



BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on November 09, 2019:

Thank you so much Lorna.

It is easy to ignore the warning signs when you don't really want to believe the truth.

I am delighted that you read my work.

Thank you.

Lorna Lamon on November 09, 2019:

It is so easy to ignore the signs when you love someone so strongly. An emotional poem which shows how someone can take advantage of that love in the most cruel of ways. Beautifully written Brenda.