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Betrayal
by John H Bidwell
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Betrayal

The guys at work all asked me about our date,
Hoping for some juicy tidbit of sexual gossip to
Spread among themselves.
For some strange reason,
Though I knew they would not appreciate it,
I told them the truth.
I told them you were so charming,
Attractive, intelligent, such a delightful
Sense of humor...
That it meant a great deal to me to be with you,
And I treasure your friendship.

Later you dated one of the guys,
And though I didnít ask for it-
I had thrown in my face
Graphic details of sexual conquest
And wild drunken revelry.

It is hard for me to be with you now,
Because I know things that I should not know-
Like when you are lying to me.
But the one thing I will never know is why.

John H. Bidwell



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Reviewed by The Poetess
OUCH!
Reviewed by J. D. Maris
WOW! look at all the great authors who review your work!
I've encountered betrayal- in many forms- from
both men, women and family..it IS ugly and you
deal with it - with such self restraint and gracefully
in self respect- very well done - Donna
Reviewed by jude forese
we never truly know the details behind the veil ...
Reviewed by Elizabeth Taylor (Reader)
Ah, male bonding.

Elizabeth
Reviewed by Trish - The Trickster
Ouch...touching write. Excellent.
Reviewed by Tami Ryan
Yowch. Sometimes, it's not for us to understand why; it's simply for us to KNOW.

Wonderful work, John.
Reviewed by Sandie Angel
John:

My sympathy is with you.

You were very honest. You only see the good side of people. Many of us treasure our friendships and only see the good side of our friends, and these friends see our weaknesses and take it to use. Not only are they missed out on a good friendships, but they also missed out on good lives themselves.

The loss is on her, not on you. You are better off without her.

Hope you'll feel better soon.

~ Sandie Angel a.k.a. May Lu ~
Reviewed by Floria Kelderhouse (Reader)
John this tore at my heart....your poetry is so open
and touching....sad and sorrowful poem...yet it is
better to know than not to know...great expressive
write....floria
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes
Very painful piece John!!

Hope you okay!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Vesna Vanessa
..Oh just shoot the blackguards...they're not worthy to tie your shoes..I mean that..ignore the ratbags..hmph....
Poem is perfect love it..
well one thing you can thank them for they're all a kinda muse..lOL...
Laugh in their faces friend..and don't worry about the WHY..it ain't worth the thought energy...

vesna :)
Reviewed by Kate Clifford
Seems like you need a new crowd of friends. You are a treasure and its a shame she did not recognize this.
Reviewed by Lady Peg (Reader)
OUCH! JOHN this would be a hard one to
deal with and you do this
so well in verses.......

Lady PEG
Reviewed by Kerry Compton Star Girl
Oh the pain...great hurt. I recently posted a poem with this exact title.
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