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Rated: 18+ · Poetry · Relationship · #2224683
A villanelle about a failed relationship - for the Rebel Poetry Contest
Venomous Lips

Betrayal left me feeling furious,
because you had me fooled right from the start.
I learned too late your lips were venomous.

My thoughts on love were somewhat nebulous;
I can't believe I offered you my heart.
Betrayal left me feeling furious.

At first, I loved that you were generous,
with cryptic smiles that rivaled works of art.
I learned too late your lips were venomous.

Too soon, I saw your claims were tenuous,
believed, in truth, because I wasn't smart.
Betrayal left me feeling furious.

In time, just staying sane was strenuous,
my temper always flying off the chart.
I learned too late your lips were venomous.

In retrospect, I know you're devious;
it's obvious you're Satan's counterpart.
Betrayal left me feeling furious;
I learned too late your lips were venomous.


Line count: 19
Form: villanelle
Prompt #4
Written for:
FORUM
Rebel Poetry Contest  (XGC)
Currently open for the July/August 2020 round.
#2112615 by warpedsanity

Plugged in: "Poetry Newsletter (June 24, 2020)


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