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Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 399

For today’s prompt, write a betrayal poem. Many people may be able to conjure up several moments when one person betrayed another–both in real life and fiction. But sometimes our bodies betray us, our words betray us, and well, sometimes we sabotage (or betray) ourselves.


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Here’s my attempt at a Betrayal Poem:

“Be Nice”

Be nice, sweetheart, be nice–
your lips betray a smile,
and a kiss will suffice:
Be nice, sweetie, be nice.
You know, I’ve no malice
for you or for your wiles.
Be nice, sweetheart, be nice–
your lips betray a smile.


Robert Lee Brewer is Senior Content Editor of the Writer’s Digest Writing Community and author of Solving the World’s Problems (Press 53). Be nice.

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