Love and Betrayal

Love and betrayal – two friends and lovers;

inseparable friends and diehard lovers

Walking hand in hand on the path of life;

their shadows becoming one with time

Fate playing merrily, its shiny golden fife;

deep lines etched on faces, still in prime

 

Love and betrayal – two friends and lovers;

unaware of each other, intent under covers

Acting like true enemies, sworn and so old;

curved scimitars drawn, ready to draw blood

Love banishing betrayal – a move so bold;

betrayal hiding, a yellow scorpion in the mud

 

 

Love and betrayal – two friends and lovers;

trust – a formidable wall as betrayal discovers

Betrayal tries to sneak in, looking for a door;

faith guards all doors, it stands a steady vigil

With each try, love becomes strong as a boar;

and trust becomes absolute, bound by a sigil

 

 

Love and betrayal – two friends and lovers;

distance pulls them closer, no gaps no buffers

Betrayal seeks an audience, love shuns it away;

betrayal is insistent, love just stands its ground

But the light hides in the shadows, sky so grey;

hope breathes its last, loud barks the hell hound

 

 

Love and betrayal – two friends and lovers;

fate has one last dagger, which she recovers

Desire whispers to love – a poison so sweet;

promises of pleasure, prospect of deniability

Love finally surrenders and agrees to cheat;

it embraces betrayal, forgetting all nobility

 

 

Love and betrayal – two friends and lovers;

desire is guilt in the end, as love discovers

Love pushes betrayal away, it doesn’t let go;

‘Why?’ love asks engaged in a deadly struggle

‘Listen!’ betrayal whispers, ‘if you must know’;

‘we are two balls that the fate must juggle’

 

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