Cheating Poem

I Wanted You To Be My Wife

This poem was written by myself at the age of 22. The events that happen in the poem are the closest way for me to describe the night I caught my fiancé/girlfriend of five and a half years cheating on me on New Year's night. I thank the Lord that I survived my attempt at suicide, however, I still to this day have not talked to her. I was placed in a mental hospital and committed for 30 days, after which I went to a treatment center. I wrote this in the treatment center.

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Josh, your pain is not in vain. God used this story to help me understand how painful it is to be cheated on. My girlfriend was cheated on during her first-ever real relationship, and it...

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The Darkness In That Night


Published by Family Friend Poems April 2011 with permission of the Author.

A chill in the air awoke him,
And he pulled his blankets tight.
The booze was running strong;
It had been a good night.

He felt sick and tried to sleep again,
Relaxed and breathed a sigh.
The room was dark and silent,
And he could still taste the rye.

He laid there dazed and lazy,
But something was not right.
He felt the need to investigate
The darkness in that night.

He sat up and rubbed his eyes
And looked over at his side.
When he didn't see her,
A fear crept up inside.

He knew something was wrong;
She is never up this late.
Now his curiosity
Would make him investigate.

He strained his ears to listen,
Hoping he could hear her
But couldn't hear a thing,
Only his heart beating fear.

He stood up and walked to the door
And paused one more time.
Again he heard no sound
But saw a dull light's shine.

It came from downstairs somewhere
And he knew she must be here.
He went down the stairs to find her
And grab another beer.

He went down the stairs slowly
And turned the corner to the hall,
Took two steps to the kitchen.
Two steps  -that was all.

He stopped and stood silent.
His body frozen in shock.
His mind trying to comprehend
As time ticked off the clock.

He watched the look of pleasure
The passion in her eye
As she took everything he had
And gave it to another guy.

His body began to tremble,
His emotions ran hot.
He was going to kill them
Right there on the spot.

He walked into the kitchen
And tried to grab a knife.
He wasn't going to listen,
Just going to take their life.

They heard him open drawers
And panic filled the air.
They were caught red handed
But could only just stand there.

He screamed at them and threatened
And smashed everything in sight.
This was it for him.
He would deal with this tonight.

She tried to walk up and grab him,
But something held her in place.
She knew something was wrong
By the pain on his face.

He fell down on the floor
Overwhelmed with grief.
He knew it was too much;
He would find no relief.

The pain was too much for him
And he began to fade.
The anger in his blood
Spilling out along his blade.

All the screams became silent
And he felt no more fear.
This day would never shine on him,
For he would not be here.

He prayed the dark would come
And take him away.
He would not have to feel this
For even one lonely day.

His body shook and he knew
That his time was near
When she came to hold him
And whispered in his ear,

"I'm sorry love, you know I am.
Please don't leave me now.
I'm so sorry, please don't die.
I'll make it up somehow.

She told the man to call for help
And tried to save his life.
His last words to her were
I wanted you to be my wife.


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  • Leslie by Leslie
  • 3 years ago

I just read this poem. I am so sorry you had to go through so much pain! Your poem is so good, I can literally feel your emotions through it. It's amazing!

  • Mike by Mike
  • 5 years ago

I think a lot of people tend to take advantage of the good things in life and that is why they cheat.

  • Elizabeth A. Cox by Elizabeth A. Cox, Washington State
  • 6 years ago

I had been doing virtual world and online dating for a while. I was dating a guy. He was really nice and made me feel amazing. Well, I was playing a server where you could get married, and he wanted to marry me in the server. Sadly I couldn't, I don't want to share why. He said he didn't mind and we were still dating for a while. One day he told me he was getting married to this other girl. I hadn't known about this other girl. I didn't know he was dating her or whatever they were doing behind my back. I went to his wedding and congratulated him, but deep down inside, my heart was falling apart. I'm not going to share what happened after that, but I realize that online dating isn't worth it. I don't need to date online. I don't need to hide behind an avatar to feel pretty. Now I realize that I want real love. Not love in the virtual world. I really loved your poem. It made me want to cry it was so sad. I love sad stuff...but this was a beautiful tragedy. I'm sorry it had to happen.

  • Jack by Jack
  • 7 years ago

Josh, your pain is not in vain. God used this story to help me understand how painful it is to be cheated on. My girlfriend was cheated on during her first-ever real relationship, and it destroyed her. Because of that pain, she tells me that if I ever were to cheat on her, even in wedlock, she would leave me on the spot. This has concerned me because it means that she wouldn't even try to fix things. That really concerned me, and it started to cause problems for us, until now. While reading your poem, I was able to get a small glimpse at what that pain and destruction is like. Imaging her being intimate with another man twisted my mind. I began to question in my imaginary reality of being cheated on, "What is life? Does anything even have meaning at all? Are we real?" Even worse, the thought of her gazing into his eyes passionately as he takes her squashes my mind like it's Play-Doh under a truck tire. Your story has opened my eyes to that devastation, and thus saved our relationship.

  • Warren by Warren, Africa
  • 9 years ago

You were very brave and it's obvious that a higher being had greater plans for you. I know about betrayal and it's the most horrible thing to endure and it usually happens with someone you know well. Bravo to you and all the best.

  • Sophie. The Netherlands by Sophie. The Netherlands
  • 10 years ago

I literally felt the pain rushing through my body while reading this. I'm so sorry to read what you must have felt that day and that moment. I know I can't say that I know how you must have felt, because I never had this happen to me, but I sort of know how it feels to be cheated on. I hope you will be able to find new love and a new happy ending for yourself, because you deserve it. More than anyone. Thanks for sharing.

  • Sara Tayeb by Sara Tayeb
  • 10 years ago

I loved this, I thought it was awesome and very deep. I haven't been through a similar situation but I know what its like to be betrayed and stabbed and sure I can somewhat relate to the pain and anger and sorrow

  • Nick by Nick
  • 12 years ago

This poem is actually excellent.
This happened to me, in pretty much every detail apart from the knife bit ha, but I understand the pain that this guy felt. I'm sorry josh, happens to the best of us.

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