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Back Stabber

I can't help but laugh, because you thought you could get over.
You followed me down the path through the garden of the four leaf clover.

You kept a bag of tricks, and hid your true feelings well.
I raised my crucifix, and rebuked you back to hell!

See, I keep my enemies close, and I don't expose my hand.
Just like a wilted rose, I avoided you through our desolate land.

You kept up at a steady pace, and I allowed you to slowly follow.
I recognized the mask on your face, and the taste of defeat, I refused to swallow!

I should've expected, when you watched every move I made.
My goals were unaffected, I just dusted myself off, and put on a band-aid!

It is you who looks back at the situation, seeing the friendship you lost.
Your treachery is an abomination, and your back stabbing came at a helluva cost!

Ears are for hearing, I heard you whispering to a friend or two.
I emerged from the clearing, and I never imagined the back stabber was you!!!

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  1. Date: 7/19/2011 10:06:00 PM
    Great Poem Jimmie!! May I say that I sent you a reply back, and have yet to get a reply from you! So, yeah, me curious about you as well... - Princess Corazon

  1. Date: 7/9/2011 9:24:00 AM
    Yes yes yes yes ........ i love it..... This one should be performed with the Ojays song Backstabbers in the background. This is a lovely piece about an ugly topic.

  1. Date: 6/28/2011 5:28:00 PM
    Where are you? You OK? Light & Love

  1. Date: 6/22/2011 11:48:00 PM
    i have been into these situations....really I tell u and cant explain how does it feels

  1. Date: 6/20/2011 11:43:00 PM
    ah betrayal seems to be following me lately as well my friend. may things improve for you, good write. --madison

  1. Date: 6/12/2011 4:23:00 PM
    sad when you lose some one you thought was a friend, Light & Love

  1. Date: 6/8/2011 12:04:00 AM
    Well-written , jimmy,the feelings are brought out loud and clear

  1. Date: 5/20/2011 9:08:00 AM
    I loved the last line Jimmy, quite a surprise. I have been there too, it hurts really. This person hurt you and also, made you stronger. I'd look at the positive side ya know. I have to say something, I didn't check the soup-mail you had sent me quite sometime ago, I checked it today and the good news is I don't think I exist on facebook. But, we can be friends through p.s. what do you think?

  1. Date: 5/19/2011 3:39:00 PM
    You put your heart in that one jimmy...damn. good job. I can imagine you actually rapping that...i don't know if thats appropriate for you, but i could see it 4 sure. this is goin in my favs Jimmy! Love Randa Bear

  1. Date: 5/14/2011 3:54:00 PM
    It surely hurts to be betrayed by someone you thought was a friend and you've expressed it well here,Deb

  1. Date: 5/13/2011 7:37:00 PM
    Jimmy. Been in your shoes in similar situations (if this is true life account). The feeling of someone near and dear to you betraying your trust is like being stabbed by your own sword. Such betrayal. I like your resiliency and your bandaid attire. Very effective message...almost a slam. :) Never let someone occupy your MIND for rent free. Gwendolen