acts

the act of betrayal is not uncommon

even more so by blood ties

you see, this happens much too often

submerged by countless white lies

 

the act of forgiveness is uncommon

sorry, the hardest word.

their hearts are cold and rotten

they’ll pretend it’s something unheard.

 

the act of acceptance is strenuous

one not many can master

often the situations are hazardous

recurrently, caused by disaster.

 

nay

you do not get to talk to me like you used to.

to feign innocence

you do not get to act like nothing happened

like everything goes back to normal

you do not get to do that

why

because for months we were left without you

and you expect us to just let you waltz back into our lives

with not so much as an apology

and not so little as a goodbye

nay

nay.

rage

blinded by rage

heart rate elevated by pain

skin burns like fire

almost reaching the depths of insane

 

no longer is there peace to retain

a heart that once loved in pain

played it all like it was a game

watch me as I put you to shame.

 

i’ll blind you and burn you

turn your ashes to dust

sit in silence and watch

the mistake you made in breaking my trust.

 

pick up the sword you so wanted to shield

come kneel before me and yield

lust and power, watch you burn with pain

in that you’ll see

the rage I’ve so silently embedded in me.