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Mad Love

[Poems about falling in and out of love!]

By Edwin Betancourt















Waiting For You



Yes-No; it’s all in my mind.

You left me here all alone.

There is no explanation for me, why?



They will find you soon and I’ll be right here, waiting for you.

They will corrupt you but I’ll be right here, waiting for you.



Do they know who I am to you?

No, don’t think so baby.

They wouldn’t want you to be free,



They will find you soon and I will be right here, waiting for you.

Don’t run away love, because I am right here waiting for you.



Cold and bitter, I know this feeling all too well.

You- You lied to me when you said that you would return.

Don’t let them corrupt you, I’m still here waiting for you.

Do they care if you bleed where you stand?

No, it’s okay baby, because you are sleeping where they want you…in their hell.



They want to consume you, but I’m right here waiting for you.

Don’t leave me burning here all alone, I’ll always be right here…waiting for you.









The Asylum



Cold, shallow yet dry this river runs,

The hallucination of hope fills both my lungs.

I thought I could come here for answers.

That thinking was wrong, as I’m haunted with hurt, pain and solitude.

Maybe this is where I belong, in a world playing silent songs.

A place where wingless birds soar through the skies,

And I’m dressed in bruises and fed all of your lies.

The sounds of stomping, screaming and death can be heard miles away.

I know the Mannequin will cut through my memories and get me one day.

As time floats on and I stay paralyzed here,

I’ll find happiness in my trusted fears.

It won’t be long until I’m comforted by them,

Buried within these suppressed memories like the deceased buried underground.

But for now I’ll stay in this broken, rusted and forgotten house.

I will be protected, loved and remembered in this place.

No fear, Monsters, Mannequins or hurt could turn me against myself.

No amount of hell can change me from being myself.

Your forked tongue, shallow beliefs and wicked mind, will never tear me down after I built myself up.

And I know everything will get better for me, once I wake up.



Trap Of Love



You’re singing your words and now,

The walls I put up are down.

I’m hanging on your every word as if they’re significant.

There must be something wrong here,

You are quick to play your game,

And I’m dumb to come back, just like a moth to the flame.

When I’m with you I get burned,

For some reason I like it.

Your bloody smile gives me pain, we can’t have pain without pleasure.

Oh, I need some therapy or a lobotomy!

I can’t escape this feeling, it’s the same Auld Lang Syne!

I see no padlock here,

It’s just a part of my fear,

I knew I’d be stuck here,

Caught in your Trap of Love!

Just like Adam I’m a fool,

I bit the apple too soon.

While the serpent called my name, with my sins I’m not ashamed.

I find myself standing here,

My soul stares at you so queer.

I can smell your scent looming--my fear is always soothing!

Since you have me here what is your plan?

Deal the card that’s in your hand.

Like a cat chasing a mouse,

You thought of ways to cage me.

I saw the string but still fell--I guess you won this.

Am I your prisoner here?

I ask because it’s not clear.

You think you’re showing me love, truth is you don’t show enough.

But who am I to judge you?

I’m not God or Jesus Christ,

Just someone the light forgot.

Don’t worry I’ll be alright.

I see no padlock here,

It’s just a part of my fear,

I knew I’d be stuck here,

Caught in your Trap of Love!

As much as I try to fight this…I can’t get enough of you.

I’m glad to be caught in your Trap of Love!



Mannequin



You’re frozen and posing—A plastic Supermodel,

You’re trying yet failing---You’re too cold to coddle.

I was a fool to think my love could bring you to life,

I was a tool to think my kiss could end your strife.

Now I’m here waiting for you again,

While you’re out there like a lost echo with no end.

Where are you?

You’re always late to the show.

How are you?

You don’t even know.

You’re a prop and lack thick skin,

What should I expect from a Mannequin?

Come here and stand for all,

Show off your assets so I can watch you fall.

Lose yourself to make yourself,

When he’s done tearing you apart, you’ll be placed on a shelf.

Embrace your sin and never look within.

You’re never meant to win, My lovely Mannequin.

Remember all those years spent trying to be someone?

Remember all those nights you’d hit me until I was numb?

Of course you don’t and of course you won’t.

To remember anything you’ll need a brain,

When someone else is gifted with my love, I’m sure you’ll remember my name.

So let up and get up; move those limbs for me.

Don’t stiff up, don’t give up; there’s more you can be.

Mannequin, you lost your way,

Mannequin, I can no longer stay.

Mannequin, you’re everyone but you,

Mannequin, there’s no sense in being untrue.

Mannequin, I found myself after leaving you.

Mannequin, Thank you.









Love Sick



My life was dark and eerie- just how I love it!

Until an invasion, took place and changed all of it.

Instead of singing ballads, I’m singing karaoke;

What the hell have you done to me?



My heart flutters when you say my name,

My eyes light up as if I just won the Hunger Games!

Your touch makes my knees quiver,

You’re damaging me like alcohol to my livers.



I’m Love Sick when you’re around,

Love Sick, my heart makes a weird sound.

Love Sick, I’m Love Sick…God help me!



Life to me was full of gray clouds and candle lit dreams,

A broken heart and pain that never was stitched at the seams.

It was enough to make me wallow in sorrow,

Assuming I would never find tomorrow.



But you tilted, shook, tore and invaded my world.

Are you Heaven sent or the Anti Christ?

I’m Love Sick; why won’t your love quit?

I’m Love Sick and I kind of love it!



Grounded



High above the clouds I longed to be,

So high up that I couldn’t be seen.

All your words created no sound,

Your silence kept me on the ground.



Why would you dim my shine?

Why is there no love I find?

Why do I ask this of you?

Why should I start loving you?



It’s quite clear that I’m losing all my grip,

I am trapped inside of this sinking ship.

Can we talk without your fallen shouts?

You can’t go on, you always had your doubts.



You clipped my wings so I couldn’t fly,

My heart is torn and I long to die.

Your chains of lies kept me oh so bound,

And I couldn’t fly off of this ground.



You never took me up that high,

All I wanted was to freaking fly!

Your chains of lies kept me tied up here,

Now that I’m gone, do you feel me, dear?



Mad Love



It’s Friday night so let’s paint this city red,

We’ll mix it up with Glitter, confetti and dread!

No one will be very happy to see us.

But we’ll put a permanent smile on their faces!



Mad Love, is what we got,

Mad Love, we call the shots!

Mad Love, in case you forgot,

Mad Love, it’s them against us!

Mad Love baby,

Our Mad Love’s crazy!



Years ago, you opened my mind to a whole new world,

I was lost, numb and immune but that took a whole new turn.

You saw something in me, I never saw in myself.

I traded all my insecurities for madness and I feel great!



Mad Love baby,

Our Mad Love’s crazy!

They want me in orange but I found freedom in black and red,

They say you don’t love me and it’s all just in my head.

But the love you and I share will always be mad.



Mad Love, baby,

Our Mad Love’s crazy.

Mad Love, you’re my baby,



Mad Love, I am crazy.

It’s Mad Love and I want no other love.













Black Widow



It has been too long since you left this hole in our hearts,

Here in the dark where we laid, we could not find you.

All for a girl with poison drowning out her every word.

Was it worth all of the pain that you gave back to us?



Can you not see past her lies?

When will you wake up my dear?

You are no longer free,

You are trapped in her web of lies.



She is a Black Widow,

She will eat out your soul.

She poisoned your mind,

Now your death she’ll define.



Is this what you had in mind, when you left us behind?

Where is your pride that you lost when you had your fix?



You regret what you did, but we all know it’s too late.

You are now cold and alone lying in your bed made of chestnut and pine.

There is your lovely bride; a desperate man she will again, soon find.





Motion



I’m waking up in a world I never knew about,

Where my heartache is gone and I could no longer shout.

The beauty I felt with gray clouds is gone with the sun,

It’s been only 8 years since I thought love was over and done.



I was a leader, my pedestal was my pride you see,

I’ve been dead for so long, I don’t even know if this is me.

It wasn’t long until you flew in and swept me off my feet,

Fortune tellers warned me this is my reality.



But you, you move me like the ocean,

I turned off my emotions.

I don’t need a Love Potion,

Because I’m going through the Motion.



I cannot tell you I’m doing fine here,

My ghosts of solitude gave you an evil stare.

You’re not from this planet because you’re too well rounded,

Then again, I shouldn’t talk because I’m still grounded.



I can feel with your presence I’m becoming human,

It feels so strange because I was a volcano just fuming.

I felt so much better just going with the status quo,

But you’re not only touching my heart but also my soul.



I was going through the motion,

And now you’re here, moving me like the ocean.























Shallow Men Never Win The Race



Imagine being so ugly you have to lash out at me,

When I say ‘ugly’ I’m referring to your personality.

“Too fem, too fat, you need to lose your tummy!”

This is the culture, but who the hell signed up for it?

You may be shallow, rude, obnoxious and stupid,

I thank the heavens; you and I were never hit by an arrow from Cupid!

I’m me and happy to be,

Nobody invited you to my beautiful party!

Save your words, I’m already gone.

Because of your personality, you’ll always be alone.















Get Out Of My Head!



Stop! I need to breathe and get relief.

Somehow, it’s hard to do with you running inside of my mind.

I was in control until you barged inside.

You’re making this your home while living rent free.

There’s no room to think about anything else,

I can smell your cologne “Squatter” by Calvin Klein.

It’s like Déjà vu except it’s your face staring back at me, call the doctors please!

Can I get back what you have taken?

If this is war then you won,

I just want my thoughts back home.

So I beg you please; Get Out Of My Head!

Hydrotherapy is killing me,

I need anything to get rid of your looming scent.

Doctors cannot fix this crazy mess.

You are crawling deeper within the confines,

You’re scratching the walls and screaming inside me.

The echoes cut through my bitter soul and heart,

Can no one help me?

I’m here going crazy in my own damn mind!

Can I get back what you have taken?

If this is war then you won,

I just want my thoughts back home.

So I beg you please… Get Out Of My Head.





Broken Record



I still see you wherever I go,

You’re a ghost that won’t leave me alone!

You are not dead, but you’re dead to me,

Which explains why you’re the face I always see.



Stop! Let’s find a way to deal with this.

No, we cannot fix all this hurt with a kiss!

Don’t pretend I, not him is your eternal bliss,

I’m already gone so all my love you will surely miss.



Now you are calling my name as I’m walking out the door,

You and I are done, told you that many times before.

You gave your heart away like candy in a store,

Now you are on your knees but this scene is a bore!



Broken Record, that’s what you are.

Broken Record, Broken Record, Broken, Broken.



I was stupid to think you’d change-change.

You were quick to get out of range- range.

Now you’re alone and want me back-back.

But I don’t have the time to deal with all of that.



You are used to getting what you want,

That thinking led you back to your ex in Vermont.

Taking you back would brand me a fool,

And I don’t have time to make that look cool.



Broken Record, that’s what you are.

Broken Record, Broken Record, Broken, Broken.



You’re a broken record, repeating yourself.

You’re a broken record, repeating-peating.

You’re a broken-broken-repeating-broken.

You’re a broken-record-record-repeating-broken-yourself!

You’re a broken-broken-record-broken-repeating-broken-repeating-record.

You’re a Broken Record.



High-Low



I see you staring, Baby doll, at me.

I feel you near me, You’re driving me crazy.

Why do you have me under your spell?

I know, you know I like it.



Don’t care if you’re playing a game, because I can play it the same.

I just want your dream inside of me, with a new possibility.

Erasing all the stress I had, call the cops I want to be bad.

Lock me up; make me earn your key.

You see what you are doing to me?



High-Low, you got me High Low.

High-Low, you got us High Low.



If this is a dream, do not wake me.

I don’t want to lose this picture of us.

The night is young and small talk takes up time.

Let’s not use our words!



Tonight you’ll be a busy bee, trying your hardest to please me.

Looking like a real home dinger, by morning, you’ll lose your stinger.

Don’t say your name, I just don’t care, you had me here with just one stare.

So make your move if you will dare,



No matter what, we are still High-Low.



Time Kills



So you thought you would break my heart?

So you thought that I’d fall apart?

Yet my feet are still on the ground.

Baby you were just a sad phase.



There’s a whole big world out there,

And I refuse to spend it here.

You’re not the only one baby, just the only one stupid to stray.



Time Kills and I refuse to waste another second crying.



Don’t apologize I’m over it.

You should have known all of this would catch up to you one day.

Can’t you see how you can’t touch me?

I’m too busy flying so high with these broken wings to the sky.



I am far beyond well rounded,

You know I am no longer grounded.



Time Kills and I refuse to waste another second crying.

Can’t you see I’m sick of trying?



I know I’ll find another way,

Life’s too short to cry for you.

Time Kills and I refuse to spend it thinking of you.



Cupid Ate My Heart



Emergency! Do you know what happened to me, I’ll tell you,

I have no way to love myself anymore.

I wasted my entire life just hating you and whining and now I find I’m dying on the floor.



Beware his deadly aim, he’s coming here for you,

Once you let him inside, there is no escaping.



Cupid ate my heart, he took it out my chest and devoured it whole,

Cupid ate my heart, I never had a chance to let go.



So let me tell you about this thing called ‘Love’,

It isn’t peachy keen baby.

I didn’t take my own advice, but it is too late for me.



I’m lying here,

I’m crying here,

I’m dying here!



There is no turning back when your heart is broken,

Don’t you understand how I’m trapped in limbo?



Cupid ate my heart; he took it out my chest and devoured it whole,

Cupid ate my heart; I never had a chance to let go.



I’m so stupid,

Killed by Cupid.











Toxicity



Your touch burns me.

Your words bruise me.

Your love is poison.



You are Toxic. I am Toxic.



Let go of my heart that you blackened,

It no longer bleeds and I am dying.

The lies are killing us again,

The love you gave is dying here in Toxicity.



You poisoned me with every kiss;

Our Paradise does not exist.



We are Toxic.



Let go of my heart that you blackened,

It no longer beats and I am crying.

Your lies are killing me again.

Let us find peace here in Toxicity…Please



Echoing



Nothing could have prepared us for this ending.

We have seen how it began we both know how it should end.

We held our breath so many times through the storm,

We could no longer fly because our wings were torn.



If you are looking for someone to take the blame, I will gladly take it, I will ease all your pain.

There were so many times that I faked loving you,

We cannot pick up the pieces there is just too many to mend.



I am moving on not giving up, I know that you are dying inside.

Do not call my name because I am long gone,

So all you will hear is your voice echoing.



I have been pondering this thought for so long,

I could not see you hurt yet I was hurting myself.

Forget all the gray clouds in the sky,

The sun will shine for you, that is something I truly believe.



There is no point in trying to stay here for you,

We both know it is a lie and what good will it do?

I hope you find the true love you have been seeking,

I am sorry it is not me; I know you will find it when I leave.



So many things were left unsaid, all those words echoed in the night,

Do not shed a tear for me; you know that I will be alright.



Do not call my name, please, let these tears dry,

I have to get out of here before my heart will die.

Right now, all I hear is my pain echoing…

Echoing,

Echoing,

Echoing

Echoing,

Echoing,

Echoing,

Echoing.







Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde



Uh oh, here we go.

Another night stuck on this rollercoaster.

High- Low, fast and slow.

I never know which part of you I’m going to get.

Are you mad, sane, sad or vengeful?

Are you happy, sappy, quiet or mindful?



Red, green, blue and white,

Colorful lights brighten up this dark night.

Back and forth, up and down,

Either way you cut it, there’s only room for one.

I just want to love you, for you,



But the monster inside has a mind of its own.

A monster not even Dr. Frankenstein can tame.

The darkness inside never stays the night,

He’s cold, alone and always playing his mind games.

I can’t complain about it now, it’s a little too late.

I made my bed and now I’ll have to lay in it,



Deep within the roots, you’re hiding inside.

But for now I’m in love with Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde.

Everyone had warned me to open my eyes and see the bigger picture,

They said “Love is better when your heart is whole and not sutured”.

But I ignored them, because our love was true,

Well, now I see there wasn’t any love from you.



I’ll open my eyes to the truth eventually,

But for now, all I can do is sit here and pretend to be me.

Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde, both of them live inside.

Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde, you’ll never let me love the real you.

Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde, I hope you live well together.

Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde…This is my goodbye.



In My Dream



I do not think I know you,

Those eyes and crimson glow.

Your fangs are razor sharp,

My blood you do not want.



I’m not sure we’ll be alive after this hypnotic ride.

You are all I see, a beautiful creature deep inside.

You’re not like the rest, you’d rather be hated than hide,

In my dream.



So many of Hell’s children here,

They try to drown me in my tears.

But for some reason you are here,

And now I have nothing to fear.



You know about me,

The love you show me gives me light I need,

I hope we will be.



As the sun rises, I see why we’ll never be forever,

When the sun sets, I know you and I will again, be together.



Love Never Loved Me



Stuck in a dream, that’s what I get,

Lost in a fantasy, a place that isn’t real.

In my mind, I created a world where love knows my name,

A place where I’m living proudly and don’t feel ashamed.



Sadly that world is just in my head,

And my reality is loveless and full of dread.

Love is a villain and that much is true,

Love is a cannibal and I’m the main ingredient in her stew.



Love never loved me.

She hated my guts since the get go.

Love never loved me.

She sold my heart quicker than the illuminati buying a soul.

Love never loved me.

No matter how hard I try to convince myself,

Love never loved me.



Mayday!



I never saw it coming, the day you’d cheat.

And now that it has happened, I still can’t breathe.

Whatever happened to the man I used to know and used to love?

Clearly he’s gone and now I’m stuck with a broken and loathing shell.

I don’t understand how we managed to get this far and still our ship,

Hit the rocks hidden behind the fog and now we’re sinking.



Mayday! Mayday! I’m screaming out.

But the Ocean is rocking us back and forth, now we’re drowning.

Mayday! Mayday! I’ve given up.

There’s nothing left to fight for on this sinking ship anymore.



I chose not to see the signs with foolish pride.

You were captivating me with every ride.

We survived every storm that came at us.

This ship cannot be repaired just like the trust.



This sea wasn’t safe from the start.

You were tempted by the Siren’s song,

Even with her cold heart and hungry lust, she had strung you.

Now the Kraken swarms around what’s left of us,

He’s waiting to consume whoever drowns first and I refuse to waste my life away.



Mayday! Mayday!

Mayday! Mayday!



When will we be free of this?

I’m tired of fighting and drowning again.

Not even Moses can help us,

So it’s time we finally embrace our ending.



Lois Lane



You have the weight of the world on your shoulders,

Everyday you’re fighting a new battle like a soldier on the front line.

A choice will have to be made, and I fear you’ll choose the wrong one.



I’m not a damsel in distress,

I’m not going to be the reason you stress.

I know you’re a man of great strength and flight,

I refuse to be your Kryptonite.



Forget about me, I will be alright, leave me here, just go into the night.

I won’t be the reason you fail, I can’t be the Delilah of this tale.

Your heart is too pure for me to stain, I can’t be your Lois Lane.



The city has problems both underground and above,

The police can only do what they can to protect all of us.

That’s when you come in to save the day and catch the bad guys,

And all I can do is try to avoid danger and stay alive.



Forget about me, I will be alright, leave me here, just go into the night.

I won’t be the reason you fail, I can’t be the Delilah of this tale.

Your heart is too pure for me to stain, I can’t be your Lois Lane.



Don’t cry for me,

Go save the day.

Leave me here and let me be,

I made your choice and now you’re free.



Forget about me, I will be alright, leave me here, just go into the night.

I won’t be the reason you fail, I can’t be the Delilah of this tale.

Your heart is too pure for me to stain,

I won’t be your Lois Lane.



Drowning



Should I have imagined a new world for us both?

By the looks of it now, should have wished a new you.

Now I’m stuck on this sinking ship,

My heart races can you hear it?

Shattered my heart when you found it.



We hit the rocks hard, went straight through the fog,

I am Drowning.

There’s no life jacket, I’m done fighting it.

I am Drowning.



You are not in my dream,

Or in this dark blue sea.

You abandoned me here,

Crashed ‘cus you couldn’t steer.



I can blame you but it won’t work,

Insult you because you’re a jerk.

I can’t swim home I’m just so weak,

Won’t be long until my Angel speaks.



We hit the rocks hard, went straight through the fog,

I am Drowning.

There’s no life jacket, I’m done fighting it.

Just leave me Drowning.



Tell Me!



Here we go again, on this crazy hectic ride.

Don’t you know I am not the type to go run and hide?

Make your move make it count, before I let it all go.

While the world is spinning, I am not waiting for you.



Life is just too short for me to be on the side,

All of that bark from you and yet there is no bite,

If you want me, you better go about it all right.

Don’t need a hero, just someone willing to fight.



The world is at your feet tonight and I know it’s about time,

So tell me what is on your mind.

Tell me the truth, call it a lie, whatever tucks you in at night.

Tell me your name, start it from there.



Just Tell Me,

What’s on your mind?

Just Tell Me,

What will I find?

Just Tell Me,

I’ll understand.

Just Tell Me,

You’ll be my man.



I see the way you look at me, every chance that you would get,

Your heart races and you can’t seem to find the right words just yet.

This life is a rat race you gotta be the winner of it,

Forget name-dropping, just make sure the armor fits.



Just Tell Me,

What’s on your mind?

Just Tell Me,

What will I find?

Just Tell Me,

I’ll understand.

Just Tell Me,

Come take my hand.



Burning Paradise



Do you know what you have done?

You poured gasoline on us,

I lit the match and then threw the flame straight to the ground.



I’m Burning Paradise,

I’m Burning Paradise.



There is nothing left to say,

There is no coming back babe.

You made your casket now go lie in it because I am done.



I’m Burning Paradise,

I’m Burning Paradise.



So many chances I gave you,

So many teardrops I’ve went through.



I’m Burning Paradise.

I’m Burning Paradise.



You played my heart with many games

I dance around the gentle flames.



I’m Burning Paradise,

I’m Burning Paradise.



You told me you would be faithful,

Now you can be, as the flames burn.



Do you know what you have done?

You poured gasoline on us,

I lit the match and then threw the flame straight to the ground.



I’m Burning Paradise,

I’m Burning Paradise.



















Broken Record (Reprise)



You’re stuck on repeat inside of my head,

You’re back like a boomerang, no one wants to catch.

Your voice is like nails scratching down a chalkboard.

Why are you here?

I’m not playing this record again it’s broken-broken.

I’m throwing-throwing, you out and never looking back-back.

You will never be my Broken Record again.



End Of Me



It won’t be long until I’m back at home,

Back to where I belong,

Back to writing sane words.



Right now, I see myself being happy.

How long will it last though? Will my happiness show?

I cannot even imagine what my life would have been like,

If I kept to myself and not even said a word to you,

But it hurts thinking about you now.



I won’t cry out no more I am through,

I am drowning thinking about you.

I know it sounds so foolish; I’m so used to lying.

Just do not let this be the End of Me.



I know I can’t erase the past,

But you will prove me wrong.

Do I get a chance to let go or to take my words back?

Or to fix my heart’s crack?

Need some time to focus on me,

So that’s why I won’t leave everything I’ve achieved.

I need some time to evaluate everything in my life,

Cus the Monster’s calling me and I know he won’t let me sleep tonight.



Won’t cry out no more I am through,

I am drowning thinking about you.

I know it sounds so foolish, I’m so used to lying.

Just do not let this be the End of Me.

















Mannequin (Reprise)



Designer clothes,

A statue with no toes;

Manufactured to only do one pose.

Maybe we could have been together,

But I can’t be with someone that isn’t real.

Don’t cry out for me, I’m long gone,

I wish you well, my Mannequin.





Cinderella



Did you hear about Cinderella?

She wore rags for clothes and lived in the cellar.

One faithful night the Charmings were having a ball,

She made a wish on a star and her fairy Godmother she did call.



She partied until midnight and ran out leaving her glass slipper behind,

The Prince’s men took the shoe and made it their quest for that foot they will find.

Unfortunately, her stepmother found out the crazy odd truth,

That Cinderella escaped the house and she vowed that day Cinderella would rue.



Poor Stepmother had no idea that Cinderella was not sane,

That night the Stepmother closed her eyes never to awake again.

The Stepsisters were found, one headless and the other one burned,

It didn’t take long to see sweet Cinderella took a dark turn.



The story about a Fairy Godmother concocting a dress was a lie,

She broke into a local boutique; stole the dress and glass slippers, without batting an eye.

Poor thing imagined a happy ever after, married to the Prince with a bunch of babies,

But in reality, you see, Cinderella had Rabies.



Now she’s locked up for good, mugshot taken and prints,

No happily ever after for her, not even a Prince.



Swan Song



Without a drug I’m wide awake, there’s no potion I can take,

That will get rid of this baggage- baggage of course meaning you.

I told myself I’m over it, yet we both know I’m full of it.

It just took long for me to see the real villain was me,

I hurt myself thinking of you, I’m always that selfless fool.

Yet I still gave you all the credit, all my teardrops spelled your name.



So let us press pause on this crazy train,

It’s getting derailed and we have nothing to gain.

I let you break my heart and now I’m not sane.

It’s a new day and I’m changing my way,

With your body gone your spirit remains.

These are the last words I’m wasting on you.



I blamed it all on that Asylum I had to build for myself,

You may have locked the doors on me but I always had the key.

Instead of sinking on that ship I decided to swim back home.

You swam away like the shark you are, after you tore me apart.



Now I glare at my reflection, oh how I hate who I was.

With my new state of mind, you’re gone because these are my last words.



So let us press pause on this crazy train,

It’s getting derailed and we have nothing to gain.

I let you break my heart and now I’m not sane.

It’s a new day and I’m changing my way,

With your body gone your spirit remains.

These are the last words I’m wasting on you.



No need to ask for forgiveness we’re done,

.I’ve forgotten your face and name, with this lovely Swan Song.















Thank you so much for your support of this project!

Keep your eyes peeled for a sequel to Halloween’s Serenade! With even more Halloween themed poetry due September 2019!



Xoxox Edwin Betancourt




















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