Betrayal Poem

I Wish I Had Known

I was with a man for 6 1/2 years. I gave him everything; I gave him my heart, but today I found out it was all a big lie. I found out he got married while we were still together and he never told me. He made me the other woman without me even knowing. It hurts me, but I have to say I feel so ashamed.

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© more by Bianca Santamaria

Published: February 2009

I thought you would never leave me,
I thought you would never lie,
I wish I could just die.
How could you play me this way?
Why would you not tell me instead?
You should had set me free and just let me be!
How could you live with yourself?
How could you look at her face and tell her that you love her?
When you know you should have just told her.
Why drag me along, when you know you were wrong?
You told me you loved me, you told me that you cared.
I believed you because I was scared.
Afraid to lose my lover, not knowing it was all over.
Where was she all this time, when I was sure you were mine?
You promised her eternity, but you could not give me an alternative.
Why would you mark me this way?
You have left a stain that shames my last name.
Because my love for you was so strong
I thought I could never hate you, but I guess I was wrong.
All I can do now is sit and analyze
And hope one day you would realize.
That I did not deserve this and you should have told me.
Today I move on with a heart made of stone.
All I can say is I wish I had known.


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  • Anyango Ludphine by Anyango Ludphine
  • 2 years ago

Hi, your poem is wonderful and so touching. I'm a victim of love betrayal. My boyfriend betrayed me a time I never expected him to. I never expected I could one day find him with another lady, but I did. thank God we reconciled and moved on, though my heart still has that scar.

Thank you ladies for your feedback! I know how hard it is to be on the betrayed end of a relationship! I've learned many lessons after this relationship and the moment we let go and start loving ourselves, everyone around us appreciate us more!
I've moved on and now have a family of my own! Couldn't be happier as for that heartless man, he stills denies his wife and it's a shame because I know she is a good person and no one deserves to be betrayed and worse denied because she is his partner and he chose her! I hope he changes for the sake of his own family and the so called love he has towards her! Blessings to all of you!!!
Bianca Santamaria

  • Shirley by Shirley, NC
  • 9 years ago

I fell our pain, I too was betrayed by the love of my life!!! He would tell me that he loved me. Never would leave or hurt me, that he was thankful for me and for giving him a son. He cheated, hell he even married two women while with me!! He only cared for himself and played me like a game of sorry!! I was stabbed and raped because I LOVED him, I use to ask him to leave me because I couldn't do it for myself at that time.. He refused saying that he loved and needed me! At the end I was rewarded by him telling me that he was with my cousin for a few months before moving someplace else!! He will get his in the end!!

  • Jane by Jane
  • 9 years ago

Hi, your poem is nice, I like it. it is true that being betrayed by your love one is very hard to accept. Like me, 2 months ago I discover that my husband have a relationship while I am having my pregnancy year 2010. I am asking myself what I have done why he hurt me this way. I loved him so much, I am trying to understand him to save our family, but still the pain always remain in my heart.

  • Linda Battenberg by Linda Battenberg
  • 10 years ago

Some things just run in the husband was secretly seeing another woman, lied to her, lied to me and to our 2 young daughters. How anyone can live with themselves while committing adultery and knowingly destroying the lives of innocent people is beyond me.
One day they will get their just rewards. Betrayal isn't a strong enough word.

  • Virginia Desbois by Virginia Desbois, Ontario Canada
  • 10 years ago

Your poem is awesome and so apropos.
What is worse, in my situation he died and I found out in the obit. that he had married only a few months prior. I just don't understand. I'm in my 60's, heart break knows no boundaries.

wow! What goes around comes around! Misery is waiting for him right around the corner!!!!! Be glad you got out before it was too late!

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