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.

  2. here’s to strength! may we always persevere and guard ourselves from that which does not assist us on our course of evolving and growth.

  3. 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.

  4. Thank you indeed …that i got the pleasure to go through such amazing thoughts.

  5. 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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