Monday, October 22, 2018

Day 22 - Betrayed


Being betrayed can be one of the worst feelings in the world. Knowing someone you love has wronged you and broken your trust is something that is hard to get over. Even worse is deliberately betraying someone you love and care about, whether that person is a friend, a family member, or a lover.


One unfortunate effect of betrayal is the feeling of guilt that accompanies it. If we are the ones who have been deceived we look for reasons why and eventually we might blame ourselves and carry the guilt with us. We tell ourselves it must have been our own fault, something we did wrong. And, if we are the ones being unfaithful, the guilt can eat at us and cause us to become angry and defensive. Guilt is the chain we shackle ourselves with.


Forgiveness is the only way we can ever remove those chains and free ourselves, even if the person we are giving freedom to is ourselves. 



Poetry prompt:

At some point we have all experienced betrayal. Write about the experience, whether you were the one betrayed or the betrayer. How did it make you feel, and how did you move past it? Or did you? Alternately you may like to write about showing yourself or someone else mercy in the face of betrayal.

Word prompt:

betrayal
deception
dishonesty
duplicity
lying

Alternate word prompts:

forgiveness
mercy
grace
loyalty
honesty

Suggested Form:

For today, try a Palindrome, a type of mirrored poetry. For an extra challenge, work it so that the poem reads as betrayal one way and forgiveness once it is mirrored.

These are only suggestions and you may write in whatever form or subject you wish. And please visit three other participant sites and leave comments on their poems!

Song prompt:





39 comments:

  1. from my archive :)
    https://ladyleemanilablog.wordpress.com/2018/10/22/day-22-betrayed/

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  2. Also a golden oldie from me this morning...

    https://peacockpoetryblog.wordpress.com/2018/10/22/first-love/

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  3. Good heart gets
    Be It betrayal
    And deception
    Added dishonesty
    With duplicity
    Lying from
    Healing heart
    Heart healing
    From lying
    Duplicity with
    Dishonesty added
    Deception and
    Betrayal be it
    Healing heart. Gets ...sr

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  4. Healing self
    With forgiveness
    And mercy
    Added grace
    To loyalty
    Honesty
    Honesty
    Loyalty to
    Grace added
    Mercy and
    Forgiveness with
    Self healing...sr

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  6. I penned a palindrome for my putrid pancreas. Please be prepared for profanity.
    Palindrome for my Pancreas

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    1. I penned a palindrome for my putrid pancreas -> That's a great opening line for another poem.

      That's a well written page, both the poem and the prose on it.

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  7. Work day from today after a week of festive break.

    Tried Etheree after a long time. Double Reversed Etheree.

    https://musingssurvive.blogspot.com/2018/10/a-ray-of-trust_22.html

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  8. A cleave poem with the dark and light contrasted sides
    https://janedougherty.wordpress.com/2018/10/22/it-was-in-the-grey-of-morning/

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  9. https://paeansunpluggedblog.wordpress.com/2018/10/22/betrayal-2/

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  10. http://castingsuspicion.blogspot.com/2018/10/betrayal.html

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  11. I'm not entirely serious today: https://unassortedstories.wordpress.com/2018/10/22/neat-love/

    I did buy a skeleton though, and wonder if I'll hide it in a closet.

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    1. You could paint it all sparkly and use it for art...

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  12. A pertinent topic today. This poem concerns something that happened to me recently. I didn't try the mirror/palindrome format for the poem as I don't think forgiveness will ever be a possibility for this one.
    https://biancasbookblog.blogspot.com/2018/10/octpowrimo-2018-day-22-betrayed.html

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  13. Joining in today- I tried a Palindrome. https://charmedchaos.com/2018/10/22/scattered-promises/

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  14. Here's my link for #22 Betrayed

    https://poetryforhealing.com/2018/10/22/betrayal/

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  15. http://tao-talk.com/2018/10/22/poetry-day-22-betrayal/

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  16. Once again, Jesi gives us a prompt that is thought provoking. Here is my take. Hypocrite

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  17. Palindromes are a challenge but love them! Mine is titled “False Faces” at https://leonaslines.com/false-faces

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  18. My first try at a palindrome.

    https://voxhumbugsite.com/2018/10/22/cheater-octpowrimo/

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    1. And a wonderful first try it is too, the words and images convey the event so vividly even with so few words.

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    1. Ohhhh *lovely* one Michele. I love how the juxtapositions reverse so well.

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  20. Sucker for punishment. I tried another palindrome poem. It's like pulling teeth then jamming them back in the same spot.https://hittingthemark-jones.blogspot.com/2018/10/loose-reins.html

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  21. Well, it took me two days and onto the third, but I think I finally got it. This started as the prompt of yesterday, but then bled (heh) into today's, so in the end, I got a two-for-one.

    Title: "Blighthearted"
    https://spiralartist.wordpress.com/2018/10/22/blighthearted-day-twenty-one-how-will-i-know-day-twenty-two-betrayal/

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  22. https://missdragonlady.blogspot.com/2018/10/octpowrimo-day-22-betrayal.html

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  23. The muse betrayed me so I revisited the poems I didn't submit for day 1:https://barbarahuntington.com/2018/10/22/octpowrimo-2018-day-22-surrender-poems/

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  24. Late, but done! Could not write yesterday, was feeling cruddy and sick. I I did try a palindrome that, of course, went off-course. Dark subject matter ahead, warning.

    https://shukuen.blogspot.com/2018/10/octpowrimo-day-22-zias-nine-she-refuses.html

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  25. Sorry for the delay! Here's my take on the prompt -

    http://iscriblr.com/ambiguous-loyalty/

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