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Rated: E · Poetry · Friendship · #1457656
Enemies are sometimes more straightforward than friends.
FRIENDS LIKE YOU


Friends like you are misnomers,
A slur on the name ‘friend’.
An enemy does not hide
He is like a fiend.

Friends like you beguile at first,
Then, deceptively steal.
Compared to the enemy’s,
A friend’s wound does not heal.

Friends like you are like a snake
That bites the hand that feeds.
When friends show ingratitude
Then the heart simply bleeds.

Friends like you are best kept at
Not an arm’s, a pole’s length.
The more the meanness, it gives
To you all the more strength.

So therefore to you my friend
I bid final adieu.
Ere you harm me further, I
Vow never to see you.


* Written in abcb rhyme, 7-6-7-6 meter

* Awarded third place in the “A Broken Heart Poetry Contest”, "Invalid Item, 12th round, August 2008, organised by stacylynn71.


M C Gupta
1 August 2008
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