Tag Archives: Betrayal

LOSING BROOKE by Jeffrey Littrell


so now, I’ve given up on you

I never thought that day would come

I was the one who had your back

how could I have been so dumb ?


one should stand behind the outcast

and wish for nothing in return

but the only thing I got from you

was a painful lesson learned


I, the fool, believed your lies

as you’d deftly genuflect

you lost your freedom, then your kids

you lost your self-respect


( so conniving while you conjugate

so trifling as you manipulate

with half-assed lies you fabricate

through the destruction, you now navigate )


I realize now with cold resolve

the person that you are

just a fuck-up waiting to happen

alone at the end of the bar


so when you cross the finish line

on your road to self-destruction

when the drugs have all but crippled you

so that you can barely function

when all is lost

and you are on the bottom once again

this time, you will not hear from me

you can find another friend





it’s time I accepted the truth
you’ll never let anyone in
you’ll never be anyone’s friend
you’ll lie to the end
crushing those in your way

it’s no problem to walk away now
there’s no doubt that I’m better without
all the drama you bring,
it overshadows everything
and stains all you touch

it’s time I accepted the truth
some of us
are just born to lose
just destined to fall
and go through life at a crawl
brought down
by the likes of you

now every time
that I meet somebody new
I wonder if
she’ll hurt me like you
is she a cold bitch inside
with dirty secrets to hide ?
I’ll look deep into their eyes

THE DESERTER by Jeffrey Littrell

you loved me like a brother

you once told me years ago

but when I came back from Georgia

things had changed…why, I don’t know


I was no longer important to you

that’s how you made me feel

at first, I felt great sadness

now, a rage I can’t conceal


someone said you’re down and out

that you have put on weight

do you really think I’d give a shit ?

you once were my soul-mate !


my writing’s going well these days

I’m feeling very good

I’m making friends and going places

I never thought I would


I just wish that I could share these things

with you, my once best friend

but your vanity and insensitivity

brought everything to an end


every now and then, friends ask of you

I tell them you don’t call

I’ve reached out to you many times

you don’t respond at all


though I can hold my head up high

as I walk down the street,

how will you look me in the eye

if once again we meet ?

FREE ASSOCIATION by Jeffrey Littrell


so once again my kindness was misguided

I move through life with sufferance towards my past

what first appeared as light within her smile

was deceit concealed behind a grinning mask


so I walk with trepidation around each corner

I cast a wary eye to all I meet

because of these resentments that I harbor

and the sour taste that started out so sweet

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