"Betrayal"

Loyalty is not something that comes cheap;
Betrayal is something that may make one weep.
To ask a single favor may be more than you think;
Sometimes we may crumble and fall on the brink.

How can one lie and hold a smile?
How can another laugh all the while?
Someone is hurt out there in the dark;
Someone has left a heart with a painful mark.

The friends that were once true;
A single word that one will rue.
There may not be much in the light,
And although it may be faint, it is worth the fight.

We must step out of our shattering shell,
And go into the light to make it once again well.
The past is the past, we need to move on in life;
Betrayal is only a part of the ongoing strife.