Don't Bet On Me

Am I lost for words or are the words lost
When confession makes for a poor substitute to action
Substanceless eyes stare back at me from a vacant mirror
My reflection comprised of nothing

Collateral damage hearts
Trivialized treasures for trivial endeavors
Fools gold beneath the teeth of a liars smile
What's to be said and believed of me
When reputation fails

Pride is a lost cause further lost when it's fought for
Misrepresentations of misappropriated grace
Permitted by IOU's indebted by overpriced apologies

All I'm left with is a bankrupt conscience of cratering guilt
Passing off shame to parade a false nobility
Without a lasting seal to mend the wounds of a broken heart
When love feels like the vain investments of a fool's hope

Am I worth the risk of believing in?
When disappointments stand to argue empty promises
Frustrated by desires sabotage
The entrapment of conveniences cage
Technologically advancing communications with perversions vacant embrace

Marketing the touch of our numb finger tips
As I pulse to perpetuate consumeristic deals
Pleasures fashion nightmares for lovers and breed lonely hearts through wicked eyes
Puppetry of fantasy to marionette adultery
With "I Love You's" weaponized

As stitches make for yo-yo threads
Consoling with affections
My intention to love becomes a method to betray
Ulterior motive demons enticing sins to death in these twisted games I play

Led to believe I'm as evil as accusations insinuate
Make your case against me
When I'm called to be the solution
Yet I become the problem

Am I worth the risk to love?
As faith contends in the captivity of free will
Integrity fails with honorable commitments traded to compromise
With counterfeited vows

I mean well but I'm killing you
I die as I make your heart sick
Dont waste your hope on me
Or help me see
Something in the mirror worth believing in...
Written by cloventongue89 (Nathaniel Peter)
All writing remains the property of the author. Don't use it for any purpose without their permission.
likes 2 reading list entries 1
comments 2 reads 294
Commenting Preference: 
The author encourages honest critique.

Latest Forum Discussions
Today 11:32pm by wilberfloss
Today 11:16pm by The_Silly_Sibyl
Today 11:16pm by Northern_Soul
Today 11:12pm by Northern_Soul
Today 10:54pm by Bluevelvete
Today 9:30pm by Cipher_O