by Dr M C Gupta
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