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The Example

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The Example

When I didn't see it your way
You Just couldn't let it go
It became your one focus
That is why you stooped so low

You made me an example
To fill your need to be right
Now the damage has been done
I've experienced your bite

You may have won a battle
Possibly even the war
But what you don't realize
We can't be friends any more

I can no longer trust you
You will never have my back
I know if I don't agree
I will be under attack

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  1. Date: 3/17/2013 12:33:00 PM
    Unfortunately I can be a little bit like the person you describe! Sometimes I feel like I must argue and contradict, but there's really no point in it... it just infuriates and makes storms where there shouldn't be any. In the end what does it matter who was right and who was wrong. The cost of a friendship isn't worth it...

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 3/17/2013 5:17:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I agree Timothy. I tend to forgive and forget but sometimes that leads to some pain as well.
  1. Date: 3/8/2013 1:47:00 PM
    Thank you for writing this exemple for us to read. Many blessings . Lucilla

  1. Date: 3/8/2013 10:46:00 AM
    Great write, Richard! Very often, that's what poetry is: the opportunity to say things that you sometimes must hide behind shy looks or hesitating minds... or just trivial "politeness": the politically or socially or "friendly" correct... Hard to say things like you just did! Great write, indeed! Hugs, Hanitra

  1. Date: 3/7/2013 1:56:00 PM
    Enjoyable rhyme with a good lesson...I sure am guilty of 'not letting something go'

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 3/8/2013 9:00:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks David
  1. Date: 3/7/2013 12:48:00 PM
    Ricard it's a great honest write, but no-one is perfect, well done....David

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 3/7/2013 1:38:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    That is so very true of all of us.
  1. Date: 3/7/2013 11:44:00 AM
    Glad it's all behind you my friend xx

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 3/7/2013 1:39:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks for the most part I expect the best from peopl and most meet my expectations.
  1. Date: 3/7/2013 8:53:00 AM
    Richard... It's too bad that human interactions are occasionally like what you describe. Fortunately, not all are. I like your response to an earlier reply, that this happened in the past. Isn't it interesting how small events stick in one's mind? Very fine writing. Jack

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 3/7/2013 1:41:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Strangely humans are wired to remember the negative. Fortunately for me the positive experiences far out weigh the negative.
  1. Date: 3/7/2013 6:18:00 AM
    Richard...who could do something like that to you? I'm so sorry to read this. Life is awful. It really is. We get hurt by those we love the most. Two songs come to mind...Why do we always hurt the ones we love? (Richard Marx) Why...(Michael Card) "Why did it have to be a friend who chose to betray the Lord....Why did he choose a kiss to show them...that's not what a kiss is for." You aren't the only one in pain. Hang in there....

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 3/7/2013 6:58:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Oh....so glad this isn't recent! I did get worried. Glad you are ok! :)
    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 3/7/2013 6:39:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Don't worry I am fine, this happened a long time ago. We were at a restaurant and a waiter was needing to make a point so it brought back a memory as a result a poem was born in the process. Thanks for the concern you are very sweet for coming to my rescue.
  1. Date: 3/7/2013 6:05:00 AM
    This is such an incredible write my friend! I am amazed at the splendor and wonderment of this splendid poem this morning! What a terrific piece, what a delightful poem, Great Work!!

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 3/7/2013 6:39:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Russell