"The Way He Looks in Her Eyes" -- A Poem

They say a picture

is worth a thousand words.

I know because what I saw

was louder than what I heard.

 

There was the love of my life,

with a girl that wasn’t me.

That painted the perfect picture

and drowned out his apologies.

 

Sometimes the world screws you over,

no rhyme, no reason, no why.

Until you see it:

the way he looks into her eyes.

 

It was her, not the betrayal,

that broke me down.

I thought that I would never be

as good as the girl he found.

 

But now I am older

and I have grown.

I understand the fault

was not my own.

 

I can see now that she

was as innocent as me.

I wasn’t the only one who didn’t know

to what I had agreed.