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Never Be Friends

...Only children still believe in friends, and only stupid children at that...

We come off the same tree like berries 
Who would've thought we would grow to become adversaries
Out friendship didn't last
Maybe because we grew too fast
I guess the past is the past
Not in your eyes though
You still hate me after 3 1/2 half years
I could careless
I've yet to shed tears
See the problem with you is you never feel you are wrong
That's why my respect for you is gone
Starting lifting weights, traded glasses for contacts
One by one you stab your friends in the backs
Except for me, you went for my neck
Ready for war over a girl, what the heck
You took my soon-to-be girl
I took yours
You tried to put on the locks so I kicked down the doors
Worst part is you look at me with a straight face and swear we still cool
Smiling faces tell lies and I'm no fool
Everybody say you're jealous and you just want to be me
You turn your head when I come around like you don't see me
Seems to me your hate for me is a snowstorm that will never end
It's cool with me, we can never be friends
I guess envy is a trait you wear like the hottest trend
Friendship is too valuable, your supposed to give, not lend
Label me a punk all the time, but call me to assist you in battle
You ride phoniness like a horse, here have a saddle
You drink jealousy juice, I'll pour you some with a ladle
That was real slick, to have my girl kissing you
If I was to let anger control me, your family would be "missing" you
But she's with me so if you want her come take her back
You're a sucker for love
Stupid
Ask Cupid that
You 20 years old dating an eight grader
Disgrace to all alpha males
You testosterone degrader
No morals or principality
Courage annihilator 
You are who you associate with
You make me sick
I need to be more careful of friends I pick
Even when we die your cold feelings toward me won't end
It's cool with me because we will never be friends...

	It's a shame these days that a friendship can't keep its life. I just thought since we grew up together we 
can make a childhood last to adulthood. I guess you hated living in my shadow, I don't really know or care to 
be honest. You have fun dating eight graders,and getting your home raided on local news and I'll just go back 
to making an honest living...Sucka

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  1. Date: 4/4/2010 11:33:00 AM
    Sorrry about the loss of your friendship. Sara

  1. Date: 3/6/2010 9:30:00 PM
    wow, you got alot out of you writing this one. He must have been very special at one time to have hurt you this bad . Congrats on making the winner circle. Luv, Andrea

  1. Date: 2/26/2010 7:42:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win in Starflixer's Betrayal contest Richard. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 2/25/2010 1:10:00 PM
    My little brother, I am truly proud of you for expressing your hurt in this winning poem so well. My warm congratulations to you. Peace, Audrey

  1. Date: 2/25/2010 1:04:00 PM
    Congrats on your winning poem in the Betrayal contest.. a wonderful win for a wonderful write.. enjoy your victory..luv..Linda-Marie "Sweetheart" of Poetry Soup..

  1. Date: 2/8/2010 2:33:00 PM
    Dear Richard, as usual this is one excellent write! Thank you for sharing this. People who can not forgive you need to be weary off. Try not tomake a few rotten apples cause you be cynical about life. Life can be beautiful. Even if it means moving away from there, do it. There are still good people in the world. Thanks for your beautiful comments on my poem. Someone had to write something for Black History Month, Jimmy came up with the idea and wrote some poignant details. Peace, Audrey

  1. Date: 2/8/2010 11:48:00 AM
    I am so happy your poetry was amongst the poetry I am reading today Richard. May you have a wonderful week filled with inspiration. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 2/8/2010 2:46:00 AM
    Richard, thank you for your lovely comment! and to this wonderfully writen poem, I believe that only you are your truest friend, people, cultures, try to hold you back, throw you into the masses, take away your individuallity,we seem to have lost the art of thinking for ourselves, (There, being where ture wisdom lies) to obtain all our desires, love Simone

  1. Date: 2/7/2010 3:42:00 PM
    Life throws alot of curves, look for poeple that will help build you up. They are hard to find.

  1. Date: 2/7/2010 12:59:00 PM
    lots of animosity

  1. Date: 2/7/2010 11:34:00 AM
    Different thoughts put to pen. Keep the creative pen flowing. Sara