I invested my trust in you,
confined all in privacy
with nowhere else to turn.
You betrayed me,
left in trepidation of the unknown.
You apprised rumours,
more rapidly than the waves
of a stormy ocean can thrash.
My eyes weld with tears,
embarrassed to confess the taunting.
With time we trod opposing paths,
I hope you grew to be wiser
ashamed of your deportment.
Today I could gaze into your eyes
my chin parallel to the earth,
notifying you of my forgiveness.
Yet never banished from my mind.