Betrayed Friend Poems

Published: December 23, 2022

Friendship Poems About Betrayal

"Et tu Brute, then fall Caesar". Perhaps the most famous words in English literature speak of a betrayal of a friend. Julius Caesar is saying that if even his close friend Brutus is stabbing him, then he has no hope. Our friends are the ones that we expect will stand by us through thick and thin. When are going through hard times, we ask that they be "like a bridge over troubled waters". If we cannot count on our friends to pull us through, then who can we count on?

Explore betrayal in friendships through our collection of powerful poems. These poems write about the emotions and feelings of betrayed friends as they try to go forward and heal after betrayal.

12 Friendship Poems About Betrayal

  1. 1. First And Last

    • By Claire
    • Published by Family Friend Poems March 2010 with permission of the Author.

    I wrote this for a friend who hasn't been much of a friend.

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    Today will be my last and today will be my first.
    The last time I get walked on by you,
    The first time I've moved so far from you.
    The last time I will wait for you to arrive,
    The first time I know for sure I can survive.
    The last time you apologize for your mislead ways,
    The first time my feet are at home in the sand and the waves.
    The last time I will worry if you are all right,
    The first time I can watch the sea all night.
    Today is the last day our friendship will survive.
    Tomorrow I'll spare a thought and regret this day arrived.

    I wish you well and I hope you're happy,
    But I can't carry on with you being so dappy.

    If your heart should change at all,
    Just be sure to give me a call.
    I will always be here hoping for you
    To be the person you know you're supposed to.
    Life is hard with many changes,
    But it does get easier through the ages.

    So every time you look at a twinkling star,
    Just remember that's me smiling from afar.

    Poem About Moving Past Broken Friendship, First And Last

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  2. 2. Why Play At Being Real?

    I was inspired to write this poem after being stood up for the 3rd time by a guy who had led me to believe he was completely into me. Phone conversations in the middle of the night that would last for hours, dates that were absolutely awesome on every level, unbelievable rapport and compatibility, physical attraction... just a lot in common... like twin flames. But then he started making dates but never showed or even called, sometimes until a week or two later. Then he just stopped... no closure.

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    He blew into my life like a sweet summer breeze,
    Stole my heart in an instant, made me weak in the knees...

    He seemed so sincere when he'd look in my eyes
    And say the things I've waited to hear my whole life.

    I thought he was different... I thought he was real.
    I never thought I could feel the way he made me feel.

    I just don't understand why he wasted the time
    When there was nothing to gain on his end or mine.

    It was perfectly senseless...not one reason why
    He would just disappear without saying goodbye.

    He had me floating on air, then let me crash to the ground.
    It's too much to wrap my mind around.

    Why play at being real? No one wins in the end.
    Someone always gets hurt when the other pretends.

    Why say all those things when you don't mean a word?
    It's mean and it's's completely absurd.

    Now I'm left here to wonder what could've gone wrong,
    Why he just stopped calling, why he strung me along?

    My thoughts, they consume me, like a crop consumes rain.
    Another sleepless night just might drive me insane.

    I toss and I turn over and over again.
    I can't help but feel like I've lost my best friend.

    But a friend would be honest, wouldn't play with your heart.
    A friend wouldn't lie to you right from the start.

    A friend would still be there come tomorrow...
    A friend would comfort, not cause you sorrow. 

    I wonder if....whatever his reasons may be
    That surely he knew his actions would hurt me?

    And I wonder if from time to time
    The thought of me might cross his mind?

    Does he think about my "angel" eyes
    Filled with tears because he lied?

    Does my memory haunt him in his sleep?
    For him it's probably not that deep.

    I truly wish him all the best,
    Hope he's okay and finds happiness... 

    Finds everything he's looking for....
    Good health, true love and so much more.

    I miss him, and it breaks my heart,
    That it had to end before it got to start.

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  4. 3. Abandon

    • By Georgie
    • Published by Family Friend Poems February 2016 with permission of the Author.

    I lost my best friend. She helped me through the worst of times like when I was picked on and when I was having guy troubles. She was the one person I looked up to for advice. And she betrayed me. Now I have no one...

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    I looked up to you when times were bad.
    I looked up to you when I was sad.

    I always laughed when you were by my side,
    until you went behind my back and lied.

    I felt so betrayed and so alone
    and began to realize your true colors that had shown.

    You hurt me so badly that nothing can compare.
    You were the one with whom my secrets I thought I could share.

    You helped me through bad times when people were so mean,
    and now that you're gone, I feel so deceived.

    You lied to my face, one only could tell.
    You left me alone; now I feel like I'm in hell.

    I have no one to turn to to ask for advice.
    Your leaving me like this is like being squeezed by a vice.

    I'm in pain; it's not easy to see, and since you've been gone,
    I have no one beside me.

    I try to find more friends that are as fun as you,
    but the more I try, I realize there is nothing more I can do.

    You're gone forever, whether you know it or not.
    Me being stuck in this world alone like this, I'd rather be shot.

    Goodbye forever; you ruined my ability to forgive,
    and now like this for the rest of my life I shall live.

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  5. 4. Shipwreck

    • By Devavrat Bishwa
    • Published by Family Friend Poems January 2017 with permission of the Author.

    This is about how people change so quickly, how you trust them but they leave you shattered. This poem is about how your most trusted friend can leave you shattered in pieces and scattered in all emotions.

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    Like a gentle wave, you swayed against my ship.
    With a gentle breeze, you guided me forward.

    As the sun sank into the ocean,
    Light quickly turned into an endless night.

    Your clouds surrounded my night sky,
    Covering all the stars.
    You moved as fast as lightening,
    Yet roared as loud as thunder.

    Your anger, formed as a storm,
    Filled the night sky.
    Your gentle touch turned into piercing thorns.
    You left me on the sand so sore.

    As the moon set upon the horizon,
    Dawn broke and filled the sky.
    You left me on the sandy shore,
    Yet I never asked why.

    I came, I stayed.
    I fought and cried,
    And in the end I was left

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  7. 5. You Think

    Friends are supposed to be trusted. But who knew that some friends just can't be trusted?

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    You think you're so good.
    Think you're so perfect in everything.
    You think you can control my mood.
    Please, you must be joking.

    I gave you all my heart.
    I believed in everything you would say.
    I trusted you from the start,
    and everything went your way.

    I guess I made my biggest mistake
    when I became loyal to you.
    You're one of those friends who is fake
    in everything you say and do.

    I thought your kindness would last.
    But now I feel so used.
    Because when I think of the past,
    I thought you'd never give my heart a bruise.

    Why did I ever rely on a word you said?
    What did I ever do to deserve this pain?
    I trusted you, but you hurt me instead,
    And I don't know if I could believe you again.

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  8. 6. Broken Friendship

    • By Anne Katrine
    • Published by Family Friend Poems February 2011 with permission of the Author.

    My two best friends decided to end our friendship at the same time. I'd never been so hurt in my life.

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    We said it was forever - said we'd never part,
    I knew it was a line, but I still gave both of you my heart.

    Said you would stay, promised you could.
    You chose to walk away, I knew you would.

    You're not there anymore, my dearest friends.
    I hate to say this, but it is our end.

    By day you're one person, by night another.
    Neither of them have anything to do with each other.

    I sit here and cry for you - not for me,
    What you've become, I wish you could see.

    In your life you make friends that you're sure are true,
    Nothing else matters, except what's between them and you.

    You don't know if anyone has ever before felt this way,
    For them you took breaths; you wanted to be alive every day.

    It hurts to lose a friend; it gives you the saddest frown,
    And when a second one bails, it's like getting kicked while you're down.

    And it hurts to be accused of something you didn't do.
    You guys should know better than anyone that I would never even think to.

    You planted a knife in my back.
    You were my life, but now, my memories of you are completely black.

    I am afraid to love another, but I know I shouldn't be,
    Because the people in my life are perfect for me.

    There is this game I play,
    Where I close my eyes and fade away.

    I can't believe it's true,
    but in this place, I can't even remember that I loved you.

    You can't fix something that's already done.

    Poem About Losing Two Friends At Once, Broken Friendship

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  9. 7. The Pain Of Friendship

    • By Nicole
    • Published by Family Friend Poems July 2011 with permission of the Author.

    I wrote this for my best friend. She cheated on her boyfriend of four years and then dumped him for another guy who is out of control. What she doesn't know is her ex was about to get her a ring.

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    You have been my best friend for the last couple years
    We stood together through the laughter and tears.
    Today the tears are not mutual; they are just in my eyes.
    I can't believe my best friend got caught up in these lies.

    I'll never turn my back on you, our bond is too strong.
    I just wish you would admit what you have done is wrong.
    I try to support you in whatever choices you make,
    But if I supported you in this, I would be making a mistake.

    You have stepped on a lot of true friends by making this choice.
    When I try to talk to you, it seems that I have no voice.
    It hurts so badly when I think of what you have done.
    I want to leave you behind, but I don't have the courage to run.

    You are my best friend, but I don't know you anymore,
    But you have shut everyone out and lost the key to the door.
    You will never understand how much pain you've caused us all,
    But I'm still ready to catch you when you're ready to fall.

    The Pain Of Friendship

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  10. 8. He Left Me Wounded

    • By Hannah
    • Published by Family Friend Poems September 2018 with permission of the Author.

    I had a best friend for about 5 years. His girlfriend told a bunch of lies about me, and he believed her and left me. I tried everything in my power to get him back so I didn't lose him, but in the end I lost him. It broke everything in me because I lost my rock.

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    He used to make me smile.
    He used to make me laugh.
    All the while,
    He was my other half.

    Soon the months flew by.
    We would hang out till nightfall.
    He was there when I would cry.
    He was there through all my downfalls.

    One thing tore us apart.
    It was like a war inside my heart
    I lost the thing most important to me,
    The only person who held the key.

    The guy who made all my sorrows go away
    Was soon the guy who made all the blue skies grey.
    He left me all alone.
    He broke every bone.

    My heart is broken.
    There are no words that need to be spoken.
    The friendship that was once rooted
    Has now been wounded.

    I walked the halls with my head held down
    Scared to show anyone my frown
    I was left stranded
    And empty-handed.

    I felt as if I couldn't breathe
    Because my best friend had left me
    Over lies that just weren't true.
    Now our friendship is through.

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  11. 9. Best Friends?

    • By Alexis
    • Published by Family Friend Poems May 2010 with permission of the Author.

    I wrote this poem when I thought I had lost my best friend to people who didn't deserve an awesome person like her and turned her to their side. I was momentarily confused at that time and still don't know what an actual friend is. I guess I won't until I find one. I hope someone else can relate to what I am talking about.

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    What are best friends?
    Are they always there for you?
    Do they keep secrets?
    Do they hide from you?

    Do they stay by your side?
    Or do they trash you to your enemies?
    Do they comfort you in tough times?
    Or do they make fun of you like you have fleas?

    Do they pretend they care?
    Do they stab you in the back?
    Do they actually care?
    Or do they use you?

    I don't know what a best friend is
    Because I thought I had one,
    But it turns out,
    She makes me feel like a fool.

    I defended her in school
    When everyone else made fun.
    I hung out with her
    Even if it meant not being cool.

    After everything I do,
    She ends up taking advantage of me.
    Now she barely confides in me
    Or even considers me a best friend.

    She has kicked me out of her life.
    Now I'm just another person that goes to school with her.
    She is liked at school now,
    With friends galore,
    But she has kicked out the one
    Who loved her for her.

    So tell me,
    Is this what "best friends" do?
    Because if it is,
    I would rather not have one,
    I wouldn't want to hurt you.

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  12. 10. Forgotten

    • By Meghan Harrington
    • Published by Family Friend Poems July 2013 with permission of the Author.

    I met my best friend in 7th grade. We got really close in the past 3 years. We told each other everything and were sisters. When I went through depression, she was there. Then she started dating a guy. We had a rule that we are more important than a guy. Lately I've been cut out and forgotten. We stopped hanging out and talking. She had him instead. That's when the depression came back. I cried myself to sleep at night. I had no one. I started cutting but recently found poetry as a better outlet.

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    In the beginning we had a rule.
    Only one rule.
    Easy, right?
    We are more important than a guy.

    But not today.
    Not this time.
    You've broken the rule.
    The one rule.

    At first it was ok.
    We talked about everything.
    I told you my secrets.
    You told me yours.

    Next came the mistrust.
    You told him.
    You told him everything.
    But that's ok, right?

    Then came the abandonment.
    Every weekend was with him.
    Every night was with him.
    Is that still right?

    Finally came the cut off.
    I'm ignored.
    I'm alone.
    But he's special, I get it.

    I was always there.
    I laughed through the good.
    I helped through the bad.
    I was your rock.

    But he's there now, right?
    As long as your happy, right?
    Everything's fine, right?
    We'll get over this, right?


    I'm alone and scared.
    You're happy and loved.
    But when you look at history,
    You're alone after you're loved.

    Will he always be there?
    Will he love you forever?
    Will he laugh at the good?
    Will he cry at the bad?

    We were sisters.
    Now I barely recognize you.
    I look back, and miss you.
    Do you even remember me?

    Or am I forgotten...

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  13. 11. Deceit & Deception & Trust

    I have a hard time trusting so called friends. Many times I have been lied to and deceived. So many times that I decided to write a poem about it.

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    Lies and deceit, it's all around me
    Lies and deceptions, two bad surroundings

    I see no point, I see no end
    Those are your enemies, who you think are friends.

    You see and hear it, find it hard to believe
    They don't want any good, but only to deceive

    You don't know who to trust, everyone's a target
    The things they'll do so hard to forget

    Deceit and deception, over and over
    The chances of good friend, like four leaf clovers

    They'll think you don't know or won't find out
    But surely you do so without a doubt

    The thing that's done determines your fate
    makes choices for the best, better soon than late

    Lies spread like a diseased infection
    Life's just full of deceit and deception

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  14. 12. You're No Friend Of Mine

    • By Holly
    • Published by Family Friend Poems July 2013 with permission of the Author.

    I had a best friend whom I used to hang out with all the time; we were so close. I was more like a friend with benefits, used to get to other people. And eventually I couldn't hold on any longer, so I left. And through all the rough, I managed to write my thoughts and feelings on paper and submit them to this lovely website.

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    I need to figure myself out
    I need time, I need space
    But I hate being alone
    I hate the silence
    I hate your face

    Look what you did to me
    I'm a monster inside
    Seems like there's no ending
    To let these emotions subside

    I gave it a month, rather two
    But this stuff keeps coming back
    I thought we were through...

    How could you,
    How could you,
    How could you?
    Please, just shut up
    You make me sick

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