You Left Me For Another
by Fiza Pathan
You left me for another love
It pierced my heart into several painful throbs.
I never till then knew that the heart too
Cries tears of blood so bitterly.
All your promises were empty
All your loving words
Were without foundation.
Before those comforting dreams could be realized
You broke my trust into fragments.
From my eyes brine do appear
The salty water melts the pain into my chest
Your words were worse than even treason.
Even I have a kingdom to care for
It’s the kingdom of the broken soul.
These tears I shed for you
And your treachery to my eyes of affection.
They will not mourn the death of false love.
But succumb to the gashes of destiny.
I will never forget this scar upon my mind
I will remember for all my lifetime
Someone had once presented me a bouquet of fresh roses
Tied to a dagger that was caked with dry blood.
Clotting will take many centuries
To heal this aching cesspool.
Drowning in its red waters.
Do I violently thrust out my hands.
To save my soul from this fleshy quicksand.
To save my spirit from the bog’s corruption
Left me you did and took my own best friend’s hand.
I never knew that deceit could take such ravishing forms
Beguiled by friendship I believed a lie.
That has torn my trust into two pieces.
These two pieces I burnt into the cauldron’s fire
Blazing from it came the oracle of hell.
Hell takes pride in love
Its victims the demon embraces with claws
Hell breaks the truth
It pours oil into the unquenchable flame
It salts the open fungal mire of betrayal.
What can I complain about demon?
Fire and brimstone do I swallow in gladness.
My love left me for another.
My friend betrayed me.
Hang me upside on a rood of rosewood
Then set this witch alight-have no mercy
I am guilty of loving a falsehood.