This is an example of classic trust poetry. This poem shows how a special person must confront the reality of being betrayed, and face the monster within. But what if that monster is not so easy to kill? What do you do in such a situation? How can you move on? Here are some poems that explore this painful subject. You’re sure to find one that speaks to you.
Although a poem about heartbreak may be comforting, the words and emotions that describe the loss of trust can be powerful. Sharon Olds’ “Irresistible”, a narrative poem, is a great example. In this poem, the narrator tries to convince his crush to return the girl he loves. The narrator kills her with his own hair and regrets it. Jericho Brown is another great writer of hurt poems. He explores the relationship between a father and son.