You’re not welcome here
Your account has been depleted
Take your trophies somewhere else
You’re no longer needed.

Sickened by your spectacle
Of smoke and magic mirrors
A fantasy I once believed
A mere pentagram of terrors

Fanciful and unattainable
A secret so well kept
Who could have known
You were laughing, laughing while I slept.

Candle wax is dripping
The wine is being poured
The trap was set so artfully
Who could have known, I could be lured.

I will never be the same
The damage has been done
I am drained and broken
My heart completely numb.


Author: Patty Richardson

Writer: Film scripts, poetry, short stories.

2 thoughts on “LURED”

  1. I completely understand this one! Been there, done that one, got the t-shirt! I am forever changed! Gladly, now 5 years later, I can truthfully say, I found value in lies and manipulation by another (not fun at the time)but for today, I understand more than ever, the value of myself. I will never again let my compassionate heart be blinded when the red flags are waving! Be strong, my friend! Losses in love are never really losses at all…they are a gift…defining our own inner self. We just have to take time to recognize the time to grow, accept the gift, deny it as you have done here and move on.

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  2. I appreciate your thoughtful words so much!!!! Thank you for taking the time to write to me. Great advice! Hard to let go! Glad you were able to move on and gain strength from the experience. Thanks for caring! 🙂


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