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My Friend, The Hater

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My Friend, The Hater

Haters wait in dark shadows
They hope to see me ‘slip’.
And as the cold wind blows,
So does your lousy ‘friendship’

Your ‘hate’ is equivalent to envy
And I don’t understand why it is so?
I shouldn’t have to contemplate, who’s my enemy
Then I find you’re crawlin’ through my back window!

Though I brushed of the dirt,
But the treachery leaves a stain.
The back-stabbing hurt,
And I kicked you from my heart’s domain!

In your heart, you hate and hate!
And still you smile in my face.
“Broken “promises” is how you communicate
So I don’t hesitate to remove you from my space!

I know that friends are very rare
And you claim you’re one of mine?
How could you follow me anywhere?
When you can’t even walk a straight line.

Yet, you call yourself, my friend;
But you’re not here in my hour of need.
Said you’ll be here ‘til the end;
So why not encourage me to succeed?

True friendship is all that I desire
Not someone who hides behind a mask. 
Someone that I can count on as I go through the fire
Is all that I really ask!

No friend should want to see me fail.
But wish me success in all I do!
Be the ‘muscle’ when I’m frail,
Someone who make promises and follow through!






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  1. Date: 11/15/2011 2:30:00 AM

    Jimmy, good expression from the heart. ad yes good friends are very hard to find, and a good friend should never want to see you fail. and thanks for your comment, and yes that is my full proper name.

  1. Date: 10/8/2011 8:58:00 PM

    Hi Jimmy. Yes, real friends are hard to find and few and we must remember to treat friends as we would like to be treated. Forgiveness helps to ease the load, my friend. We all mess up now and then. Take care. Love, Annalise

  1. Date: 10/7/2011 3:22:00 PM

    there are friends who pretend to be friends...but a true friend sticks closer than a bother....nice poem

  1. Date: 10/7/2011 2:01:00 PM

    Oh Jimmy this is so sad if this person is your friend then they would want you to succeed more then anything. I wish you the best Jimmy always. Love, Carol