Severed Ties

by RustySoul   Sep 14, 2017

My small family was all I knew,
And also, of course, my friends few
To love, care, cherish and hold
And this made up my little world.

But as I grew I did not know
They’ll scatter, and really did so
Caring hearts turned to spite,
It’s hard to tell friend from foe.

A smile that’s fake on the lips,
And false flattery is all that’s there,
To mask their true colours with piety
They bow their heads in prayer.

Why such pride, such haughtiness?
One day we ought t’ answer His call,
Why harbour vain hostility?
Why such hatred after all?

Looking at these estranged beings
God must be frowning above,
All I can say is only this
They cease to live who do not love.

It matters not how many
Or how few Kindred I possess,
For it profits not if there are
Many to name but none to bless.


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  • 10 months ago

    by mossgirl19

    Loved this Rusty. I know the feeling well. Beautifully penned and as always wonderful rhyming.

  • 10 months ago

    by Em

    Fantastic work

  • 10 months ago

    by Milly Hayward

    You capture beautifully the pain and confusion caused when close friends betray your trust. I think its something that happens a lot when you are teenagers. Allegiences change for all manner of reasons. I certainly remember feeling disallusioned with friends at that time. I found my true long term friends didnt come along until a lot later and those I have been friends with for getting on twenty five years now. Well done on a great piece. Milly x

    • 10 months ago

      by RustySoul

      Thank you Milly. I've been through this in my younger years. Appreciate your comments.

  • 10 months ago

    by Mini

    Beautifully penned :)


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