Friendship Betrayed

I ripped another page from the calendar hanging on my kitchen wall. We enter the month of May with thoughts of Spring swimming around in our heads. The sun is shining bright on the days it isn’t raining. The snow vanished into distant memory. This month I plan to explore a poetry style that reminds me of a trickling waterfall. Udit Bhatia created the Cascade poem. There are no rules for rhythm or meter. The layout is simple in that the lines of the first stanza are repeated as the refrain lines in the stanzas that follow. The poem flows like this ABC, xxA, xxB xxC. Add lines to the poem longer. Thus, you are making a cascading effect with words. How hard can that be? This Cascade Poem I titles Friendship Betrayed.

Note: I will also be adding Black Out Poems as we go along the way. I plan to keep using this style until the book I’m using runs out of pages for me to play with to create these unique and visual poems. I might as well get started. I’m excited about jogging down this road.

Friendship Betrayed

Friendship Betrayed

You tell me your secrets
And I’ll tell you mine
No qualms about playing
Truth or Dare
Things were so simple then

I have learned to live with regrets
Beyond the betrayals
Both large and small
Who would have guessed?
You tell me your secrets

Some words are hard to define
They can be tangled 
Mangled into a long chain
Link upon link beyond truth
And I’ll tell you mine

You told without contemplating
How everything would play out
There was no magic in the game
No matter the outcome
No qualms about playing

Over the years it seemed unfair
That the guilty walked away
It was all so devastating
The way your eyes glowed with delight
Truth or dare

Cheaters always win
In this game of fools
I forgot about it long ago
I bring it up now because
Things were so simple then


Who is Molly Shea?

Molly Shea is an accomplished fictional short story writer from Indiana who writes short stories and novels about a fictional town called Tecumseh.  To read more of her short stories and adventures, click here.

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