October 26, 2009


She looks through her eyes so bright
like dewdrops glistening on lilies white.
Seeing her lover standing there so strong
gives her the strength for this day so long.
Leaning on those arms that hold up her soul
she feels of warmth and womanly glow.
He seems further away; then she remembers
his smile not so bright, charming or tender.
She looks through his eyes and sees another.
The hurt, fear and betrayal makes her shudder.
Her heart grows cold and those eyes go dim.
What could she have ever seen in him?

Copyright ©2001 Ellis William Moore


TALON said...

Oh, this made me think of abuse...and it made me sad.


that reminds me of when you fall out of love and see all the crap you didn't see before. Love is not only blind, it sports beer goggles!

Lynn said...

I know that look. Well captured, Ellis.

Jewel Allen said...

Ah, isn't new love so wondrous?

JH said...

Oh my... love this, nice flow and message conveyed. great shot

ElizabethR said...

You have captured the ugliness of betrayal beautifully. I think this is the best of your poems. (yet :) )

kkrige said...

ohh, some days I wonder indeed. Sad that such betrayal has to be searched for. honesty is worth so much. nice write

Snaggle Tooth said...

This makes me think of the fickle sort of love, quickly fallen into, n but an instant to fall out in anger. U think the title is a bit misleading when considering the poems conclusion!

quilly said...

Your poem mirrored the beginning and the end of my marriage. Bittersweet, but mostly bitter. Happily, after a few years passed, some of the better memories returned. Not enough of them to make me forget the bad stuff though!

Jannie Funster said...

Dearest Ellis William Moore,

that line about those arms that hold up her soul is my favorite one.

I hadn't thought about abuse as in Talon's comment, but yes, I see it clearly now. I was thinking more like just a general cad.

Good one!


Wendy said...

This is my good friend's weekly match.com update. ha ha!

I love the line, "leaning on arms that hold up her soul".

JamieDedes said...

You captured the sense of betrayal so accurately, so well felt. This is good, Ellis.

desk49 said...

I hope not abuse just betrayal.

October 26, 2010 11:06 PM

Some people are just pushed out.

October 27, 2010 12:29 AM

I to but I wish I didn't.

October 27, 2010 9:32 AM

New love is but betreaded love is not.

October 27, 2010 12:12 PM

Thanks for dropping by again. Long time no see.

October 28, 2010 2:57 AM

Sorry but I like to turn things upside down most of the time.

So when you said I made ugly betrayal, beautiful. I thought yep I did that. Wait a mineut, I did that? Me?

October 28, 2010 9:23 AM

And welcome and thanks you for your kind words.

October 28, 2010 12:26 PM

So true. How many times are we blinded by our own desire?

October 30, 2010 5:14 AM

I hope all is well now and sorry if I brought up bad memories.

True abuse is real but it is real with words, feelings and physical.

Thanks for dropping by again.

October 31, 2010 11:10 PM

It is a shame anyone should know how betrayal feels. Then we would live in a perfect world

November 1, 2010 6:14 AM