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Betrayal by Dan McDonald

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amy
i really liked that poem it really touched me
Victoria
I have been fighting with a friend and this poems says exactly what I've been trying to say to her without being so blunt to hurt her feelings.
shae
i love this poem,also do u have a web site of where dan has a autobiography
Amanda
its honest, and filled with real feelings
Gargi
I simply loved this poem because it is really touching and emotional.
Jewel
well this poem touched me because this is how i feel about my exboyfriend. I feel really bad that i hurt him, and he now whats nothing to do with me.
Ann
hits home. thank you for putting my feeling into words
Lacy
It was good. The wording was also good. I can relate.
Stephaine
It has happened 2 me in the past everyone has gone though it.
Denise
I loved the poem, although it makes me sad cuz i lost my bes friend and it was mostly my fault, but I totally love the Poem!
lizzy
I think this poem is written entirely from the heart, this poem is much more than just words. I admire that the author did such A good job expressing his feelings. WELL DONE!
Ashton
I really loved this poem. Last night I made a stupid decision that hurt one of my best friends. this poem really touched me and made me think a lot about it all
Amber
Wow, it explains my friend's and my situation. Amazing.
Katlin
This poem touched me in a way, no one will ever know. My life is this poem at the moment, and I wish I could turn back time but I know I can't. Tears came flooding down my cheeks by the first word. This is the poem I needed to read and I thank you for pulling it out of your soul for all in the world to read someday. This one poem has truly inspired me. It has given me the comfort of knowing that there are other people out there who feel exactly like me and who have gone through what I am. I thank you from the bottom of my heart; and I thank God that I decided to look up some poems on the internet because I would have never found this one. Thank you.
larina
i love this poem. it really touched me. its so true. i also like how it all rymed. i love ryming poems. it just makes it all fit. THIS POEM ROCKS!
Brittany
once your friends with someone and you have a good friendship then you meet someone else that dont like your other friend but this other boy or girl is cool and you wanted to be there friend and they told you that you cant be friends with me unless you drop that other person because I dont like them well then if that happens then you need to tell them to go somewhere because you are always going to be there friend hurting someone because one of your other friends dont like them is not a good idea because it could turn around on you that you drop your bestfriend for the other dude and then a few days later the other person says your a dork I dont want to hang with you anymore then what will you do you lost your imitation friend and the friend that should mean the most too you so this poem is a good poem if your trying to teach a lesson to someone about hurting others
nicole
It's so true
JJessica
this is a great poems and it has a lot of meaning i think u could be a great writer if u chose to do it professionally
Tonya
this pome is very true and i think that if you feel that way then you should do what your heart tells you to do. good job in the pome it has alot of meaning to it!
Daina
this was one of those poems that help you feel the truth. some thing like this happened to me. except the other person hurt me. It took me six years to cope around her! but now we are at peice with each other and she respects me. so if your having problems with friends don't let it effect your life. because even though you may not relise it now it really hurts!
gel
I once have a friend when iwas in grade 6. But she once talk behind my back, so, from that day, we do not talk nor saying hello to each other. She once say hello to me but i didnt greet her back. And now i didnt know if how long it will take for us to become friends again.
Jackie
I think this poem was so incredibly true to what alot of teenagers are feeling especially. Us teenagers treasure friendship and when there lost . its like loosing a piece of all you know. GREAT POEM!
Mason
this is a great poem, i wish i could be as creative as the maker of this poem. This poem hits so close to home on so many people and so many levals its almost scary.
Joanna
This was amazing and so true - I vote you !
Dialene
IT WAS AWESOME AND I LIKE IT
Minty
Personally, this poem touches me as it is exactly how I feel at the moment. My best friend, how we shared everything, and it ends with betrayal. And me hoping our friendship will rebegin. It is absolutely amazing how you express all this in a poem. Thank you so much Dan for sharing this with us.
Marilyn
I loved this poem. It went to the deepest place of my heart. I recently lost my best friend and this poem says exactly how things are right now. i'm not gonna lie, this poem brought tears to my eyes. I respect the author very much for writing this poem. Its an awsome poem. I wish the author well.
Erica
I hope my friend doesnt go to this website. because i think that our friendship is falling apart. she doesnt call me, she hangs out with the people who HATE me, i just think that the time has come where she just got bored of me. well, I LOVE your poem i give you a 10.
Alicia
i'm in tears right now . your poem touched me deeply. i just had a terrible falling out w/ my best friend . he hurt me like the person you discribed in your poem. i know he feels like this and is sorry but the pain is to real. Your poem was really really beautiful i hope you reconcile w/ this person. it's horrible looking to the future w/out him. thank you for the beautiful words that touched me so deeply.
Kiara
AWESOME! I can relate to your poem so much it's unbelievable, except with my bestfriend,it's reversed. I know you don't know me,but I think you should totally make up with your friend no matter what she said, because the chances you have at finding a good bestfriend ever again are one in a million. Think about it.
Danielle
This poem really touch me because in my classroom we just lost a classmate and we are only in the 8th grade. And that poem really touch me.
Laura
This poem is extremely heart felt. One reason why I like it is because it reminds me of my style of writing. It has been a while since I focused on my writing. I do miss it, this poem reminds me. Friendship is so important to us. The baring of ones soul is a deeply intimate love to give someone. A leap of faith, a cast of dreams to come. Memories imagined of sharing desires, fears, love, joy and spirituality in it's purest form. This beautiful poem captures the pain of a friendship gone wrong. Mistakes made and the reality of the truth of knowing that you yourself breeched the trust of a beloved friend. A penetrating expression of your deep feelings for your lost friend.
little bo peep
I know exactly how you feel. i have hurt a very dear friend of mine and i don't think that i can make it up to him. I have broken his heart and now i have broken my own by doing it. He can never understand how i feel as it is too complicated. your poem is very touching and it made me realise what kind of person i am. thank you for making me realise.
Zena
good job writing the poem!. really makes me think! again, good job
NANCY
I really,really loved this poem and i would like to dedicate it to my suppose best friend that hurt me so much!
jess
i thought this poem was very touching and very genuine, i myself have experienced broken friendships and i hope that yours can be mended. very enjoyable to read
Jennifer
This poem really hit home with me. i know what its like to lose a friendship that means so much to you. but luckily i got my back but now i wonder if i was right in the beginning. anywayz i loved this poem. it really shows true emotion.
Karen
Every word felt like it came from my heart.
Telly
THIS POEMS IS SO DEEP AND TOUCHING. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK GREAT POEM!
NIKKI
THIS POEM HELPED ME ALOT AND I HOPE IT HELPS MY FRIEND TO SEE HOW SORRY I AM.
megan
this poem is. wow. it made me cry. it said everything i really needed to say but just didn't know how to say. knowing that i wasnt the only person that had ever betrayed someone and was hurt by themselves was just the thing i needed. it really made me feel better. thank you so much for writing this poem and posting it.
emma
i think it is a really gd poem that shoul be published
D
i have a neighbor that helped me get into a house, and after 2 months, she came down here and wanted to have a sexuall relationship only. at first, that was fine w/me,but soon i fell totally in love with her. she said she wasn't wanting a "relationship" because she had just been thruogh a very bad marriage. but now, just a couple months later, she stopped coming here and has found a boyfriend, and it really hurts to see her with him. these poems say what i cant say, and i want to thank you for that.
Nancy
This poem expressed my feelings amazingly. I sent it to my dear friend. I hope this poem touches his heart and we are together again. I too am torn apart- Should I respect his wishes and stay away or try and salvage our friendship. I'd give the poet 5 * for this poem. Thank you.
jessica
this poem really got to me because i just lost one of my best friends. your poem was well written and i can relate to it so well. thank you for being a wonderful writer.
Sara
This poem is exactly how i feel and how life is right now she betrayed me and i want to make it right this is a freat poem GOOD JOB
louis
this poem is very educative to every young man in love. because young men are victims of bitrayal.
Amanda
This is an awesome poem. I've been having some problems with my so called "bestfriend" and this poem explains exactly how we are rite now. And now i know i'm not the only one who feels like that!
Maria
I really love the poem you wrote. It is what is going on in my life right now.
hannah
i lvoed your poem it was very powerful and crafted beautifully :(
Chrissy
I loved this poem it touched my heart so much because just yesterday I was lied to and then ditched by one of my closesed friends and this poem really show how much you can care for someone even when they hate you.
fiona
u r rite. same things happen to me oso
Jeri
I was looking for a card and this one was exactly what I was thinking. I love it. I needed to show feeling and TRUTH! Thank You! Jeri
steve
damn good poem. i can relate sooo much too it too, keep up the good work
Dedra
The poem was great. I'll love to read more of your poems.
abel
i love this poem every said is right now happenig to me
Lana
feel for this poem - too much of a truth in it. I'm voting for it, even if I'm - on the "other side" - like her, not him.
trisha
I loved this poem!
Liz
I thoguht it was amazing i loved it so much! it made my mouth drop how u put my emotions about losing my bestfriend into such beautiful words!
Debra
I found your poem at a time when my friendship of a lifetime was on the rocks. i betrayed all rust she ever had in me and never wanted to see me or talk to me again. i found your poem and gave it to her in a very long letter i wrote to her. and today we went out to have dinner at our favorite resturant. i just want to say thank you, you poem saved my friendship.
paula
I believe this poem is truly inspirational and i feel like i was there I would give it an "A". Great job!
Daniel
I loved your poem, i think mainly because i can relate. I too betrayed one of the best friends that i have ever had and everyday i wish so much i can turn back the hands of time. There is no other person that understands me and knows me like my ex-best friend does, and if I had one wish in all my life, it would be to go back and do things differently. What hurts even more is that i have noone to talk to freely about my problems and what im going through and i wish for once i had the chance to make things better.
Jackie
I like this poem a lot! Lately I've been in a big fight with my best friend of about 5 or 6 years. I don't really know what to do. I feel like I've hurt her and this poem made me think about it more. Dan thank you. I hope you keep writing more poems like this one.
Kiki
So very true. I know exactly how the writer is feeling.
Taylor
hey i know i voted for you like 100 times but i love your poem
Taylor
your poem brings me joy and i feel like i'm dreaming you make me feel good by the way i loved your poem that is why i voted for you
Jessica
I Think This Is A Really Good Poem It Describes Some Peoples Emotions When You Break Up With Someone. Or You Try And Become Friends. Or Even When You Try And Tell The Person You Like Them And They Dont Like You.
Sarah
This is an inspiring poem. It says everything that I've been needing to say to someone. Hopefuly, him seeing your words will finally let him realize what I've been seeing for a while. Anthony, if you see this, know that I love you and care. We are drifting and you know it. I couldn't stand to lose you. Even if we're only frineds, you mean the world to me.
Ginny
It is a touching poem and I like it.
Lydia
that was great!
Stephanie
I don't know where to start. See I had this friend who called me one day and was like "don't every call me again" cause I hurt here. This explains it all. I sent this poem to her hopen it will give an insight into how I feel. Thank you for expressing what I could not. Thank you, u don't know what this means.
Mari
I think your poem is great. Your words touched me.
patricia
i really liked your work! i can really relate to it! good work! congrats!
Jasmine
That was the most touching thing i've ever read. Your writing is beautiful. Keep it up
Darci
Awsome Poem I Felt Like That When I Lost My Cloesn't Frined That I Ever Had.
Shellie
i really loved your poem. I had the same thing hapen to me and i also did not knoe what to do. you are an awsome writerand keep it up
Ed
I read this poem and must say, it says every word, every feeling I have for I lost the love of my life, to another
Taylor
This poem is bringin my friend ship really close together again thanks for the incouragement it meens alot to me
jessica
I really liked this poem a lot, it described something that has been going on between me and someone I deeply care about and miss. I just wish I could make everything better and call her
Bren
I love your poem, I lost a real good friend and I don't know if she willever speak to me again.
Brooke
This was a wonderfully written poem and I really enjoyed it. Keep writing poems!
lina
This is a nice poem, i like it.
nel
i think this poem relates to me and my best friend. she is changing and i feel like i lost a part of me.
xDiannax
its beautiful
Sakura-bell
Wow Dan, it's such a beautiful poem i was even seading a tear! It also sounds like the work of my friend from college. It really made a differenc to me, thank you.
Corey
Anything I could say about the last two stanzas would be an uderstatement, so I will leave it at that.
amber
I just wanted you to know that this poem was great! It reminds me of my old high school friend, her name is Kelly, she was my bestest friend for quite some time and I was in the wrong, and hurt her inside. I will never forgive myself for making her feel like I did. And if she ever reads these poems, i want her to know that I love her very much, and I would give anything to have her in my life again.
empathy
How so true. Never have i read ANYTHING so fantastic. respect to you should be given.
kelly
This poem has such a great meaning. And i love it. Its such a great poem. Good Job
Raven
This poem is WONDERFUL I have been on the opposite side and it made a difference on how I see that person now. Thanks!
kiri
your da best
nicol
this is a really cool poem although i havent lost any friends i can still relate. i have this weird conncetion to sad and gloomy things, not to mention frightening things. so tthat why i relate to situations like this.
angel
I love your poem! I can so relate to this poem. you really did a wonderful job writing it.
sonia
This is a great poem. It really makes u think about everything in ur life and how much ur friends mean to u.
kiki
i see why this poem struck me so hard. it's exactly how i feel about what happened between me and my friend.
kiki
That is just one great poem.
Robyn
Great Poem-Hit the spot
j
i loved it.
janet
this poem was really nice. It reminded me of something I did to my besfriend. Dan you really have talent.
Rene
I love this poem! It fits just whats going on now between me and my best friend. Although I'm not the one that betrayed her. We were BEST BEST friends, non-separatable until one day. It'll be two weeks from tomorrow. We had an arguement, an arguement that will change our friendship forever. We will no longer be best friends, but maybe friends. Thanks for writing this poem because I love it.
Tasha
Its a very realistic and healing.
mandy
i love the poem
Zoe
i dont usually like poems that use other objects to describe things, ie shooting stars, weather etc. but yours i think is excellent and yet again so like my own life that at the moment i am finding hard to deal with. i had a friend. lets just say i dont anymore. thankyou x
c
i really like this poem. it made me think of a friend i have lost. she was once my best friend and now we dont even talk. she hurt me really bad, but never understood becuase she is so involved in herself. i cant stand the way she treats me. this poem made me think, if i should confrount her, because i did betray her aswell, as a result of how she hurt me. and did not care.
rajes
It just pulled numerous strings. The pain of betrayal and the betrared never fades. Pranams to that great hand that penned it.
aimee
really touched me, thx 4 making me relise that wat i did to my own friend was wrong.
rene`e
i think that this poem is a great poem and it relates to me and my best friend as he is a guy
Jami
this poem hit really close to home iam not really a poet or anything but a friend reccomended this site to me and this poem caught me eye and it is exactly what is going on in my life right now. thanx i love this site!
Cici
Ya I loved the poem I really can relate to it and I know some other people who can too This is a great poem and I think you should send it to your friend if you relate to it.Its a great way to express how you feel. ; )
Sara
I really enjoyed your poem, I sent it to a friend that I betrayed I love her so much and I hope she forgives me.
Yanagi
Oh, man, this poem is soooo beautiful :)
cynthia
i think that the poem is real good .i have felt that for a friend before ..i new that i heart the really bad but i never knew what to do i love your poem cause it can relate to other people and myself!
rachel
i love it. it is really sensitive and it touches the heart. good work!
Becky
It really hit home
Michele
Ithink the writer of this poem deserve to win. I can totally understand what he is feeling right at this moment. I am going through the same thing with my cousin Dana we had a disagreement and she hasn't spoken to me in two years. Good luck
Nessa
Wow, If any1 has ever had a good friend who they know they have really hurt deeplY(I have)You know that this poem is a great way to express that
Samantha
Your poem is grate i love it. I had a friens and about 1 year ago we broke up and it just remmied me of my best friend i miss her so much nad she told me that she cant be freinds with me because her mom said but i feel like i made her turn away from me well any why i hope evry thing turns pout for you the way u want it to YOUR POEM IS VERY NICE
Fauzia
I love this poem.
Candice
This poem is very strong it reminds me of when my very best friend, who meant the world to me turned around and backstabbed me!
Natalia
Hi I think that this poem is great but I'm the one who was betrayed by not only one but 8 people if only they had thought like you had
Jessie
This poem is really moving. It really has sense in it. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS POEM TO EVERYONE!!!
hermeine
this poem is really good and can I tell the truth. it is really true that it takes only a few seconds to open a profound wound in people we love but it takes many years to heal it.
rahul
this is very beautiful poem it expresses my feelings exactly thank u author
Elvira
Thank you for ths poem. It really spoke to me in my time of loss of my best friend whom I love so dearly.
Dani
This poem is really really good. i just lost a friendship with my best friends dad because i lied to him. It is perfect for me. Thankyou
Taylor
I think this poem is very effective. It gives of the feeling that you are sorry for what you did, and you aren't sure if you should try again. I think you explained how betrayal feels very well.
Sara
This poem had an eerie way of hitting home. The author somehow knew how I have been feeling. Poetry has a way of helping with the healing, by opening your eyes to a light you never saw before. This poem helped me deal better with my emotions & I think that anyone who has been hurting inside by a friend should read this poem. It was beautifully written & although it brings out pain, it helps put a Band-Aid on your wound.
lisa
i like this poem alot because it just about tell me and my hurt that i wrote in one of my own.
D.Foxx
Remarkably stunning!
Joanie
Good usage of words, but you shouldn't of draggged your poem out so much at the end.
NJ
I loved this poem. The author is very talented. Thank you for this gift of heartfelt words
VICKI
I CAN REALLY RELATE TO THIS POEM. I TOO LOST MY BEST FRIEND ONLY IN MY CASE, I'M THE ONE WHO WAS BETRAYED. AND THE PERSON HE BETRAYED MY TRUST WITH WAS ALSO ONE OF MY OLDEST, DEAREST FRIENDS. I FOUND OUT QUITE BY ACCIDENT, BUT I DON'T THINK I'D HAVE EVER KNOWN OTHERWISE SINCE NEITHER ONE OF THEM INTENDED TO TELL ME. THANKS FOR HELPING ME PUT A FEW THINGS INTO PERSPECTIVE
Shaimaa
i just loved it with all of this elegant sense of guilt
ME
I used this poem to give it to a friend because that was exactly how I felt.Thankyou so much.Your poem is absolutely great!
Ant
its good
Melanie
Great poem, send me more!
Brandy
It makes me think about a friendship i had until the begining of this school. I wish she would listen and try to work things out. I only hopw when i go back to colorado and try to talk to her that she will listen and try to mend the wounds. Thank you for this poem to remind me of how much i miss having her as a friend and hope to mend it.