Don’t talk to me of kindness,
As if that’s true about me.
So many parts you don’t know,
Many more you don’t see.
My base nature is dim–
Impatience, self-seeking above all,
My smiles fall false
As my lips utter lies.
I pause only a moment, reflect,
As the shred of good in me dies.
And kind action–
An ulterior motive.
I seek your approval, your praise
Every time I share my gifts
On any cursed day.
Even as I write these words,
This I know is true:
I’m craving your pity,
But I’ll never care for you.
4 responses to “Poetry Tuesday – Traitor”
Hmm,I think this is a very honest poem. I can relate to this in some parts, Like, I act like I care, I act kind and compassionate but there is evil behind every smile, there is a dark entity, lurking, waiting to be unleashed. I am fake happy all the time too. Nice poem, Cynthia, we have the same name. Ha ha.
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Wow, thanks for reading and commenting. Yes, I wrote this when I was really feeling these emotions in the moment. I’m glad you could understand/relate. I wrote this three years ago and hesitated to share it with other until now. It’s very personal, you know? I’ll definitely check out your page.
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