I was led to delusion,
From belief to deception.
I never doubted your honey
But you treated me to poison.
I put my heart in your trust
But you sold it off to Lucifer.
You greeted me with false embraces
And I was pierced bloody with icy nails.
Your smile was a glinting knife
Beneath you hid my lurking fate.
I followed you in good faith
But was brought where innocence dies.
Your promises were sham
And you hid behind word games.
I trusted you beyond measure
But what you did wasn’t fair.
You wove my trust like fine gauze
And tore my delicate faith with claws.
The wounds bled without a tongue
Your schadenfreude was without conscience.
Masud Mahmood is a Professor of English, Chittagong University.