(A poem written from a prompt as part of last year’s April PAD Challenge from Writer’s Digest – the prompt being to write a ‘Damage’ poem.)


When precious eyes
Cannot bear to look
At your pleading face
And silence surrounds,
You can sense that the
Damage is already done.

No words can soothe
The bruises of betrayal,
Nor soften the blow
Of the secrets and lies.
The happily ever after
Lies strewn in tatters.

Trust is a fragile thing,
Once struck too much,
It breaks like the heart
That gave itself to it,
Taking eternity to repair,
If it ever can be at all.

The room is now a cell,
Where both are trapped
In that one dire moment
When truth transpired,
And a once robust bond
Is now and truly broken.

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