Old Knife

When you betrayed the first time
you cut like a knife,
there was gore,
heartbreaks and emotional pour

This time when you denounced again,
I was aghast,
baffled and indifferent
but not saddened

For, now your knife is old,
it had lost the shine,
all the sharpness and the grind,
and I am sorry to say
your betrayal doesn’t hurt anymore

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56 thoughts on “Old Knife”

  1. Over the years we get used to it.Life is nothing but a saga of betrayals where the loss is always our.Though I wont say the knife doesn’t cut but would rather say the wound doesn’t hurt anymore.

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  2. Leading one to that tip of knife and holding onto it…it nothing more den a prejudiced life.And the biggest fault one does,is to sustain it.Broken to pieces and mending back to a whole…could only be felt by a broken heart.

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      1. My pleasure!! Reminded me of a question once asked of me – “Don’t you think it’s better to end this quick and cleanly with a sharp knife rather than a dull one or a saw??” Of course I answered yes, but was really thinking – “I’m not sure?, aren’t there any other options?” Lucky for me I ended up way better off having ended things!! TMI !! LOL!

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