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Backstabbers

There are people who make up misguiding lies,
use words to hurt, wound and paralyze,
they put up'walls or mountains to the skies,
of unscalable heights and unmeasurable size.
 
They set us adrift on a windless wave,
to spew out their hate on an innocent's grave,
they slaver and foam like the depraved,
to fill us with doubt and corrupt the brave.
 
Their thoughts slither like a snake,
coiling around tightly at every slip we make,
their smiles deceive, their platitudes rake,
their contempt disguised with every heart they break.
 
They judge and convict with mirthless pride,
and condemn us, while acting our guide,
their two-faced grin, takes our own side,
while watching as into quicksand we smoothly slide.
 
Their pat on the back, their convincing hug,
leaves a slime trail, they're loathsome slugs,
their poisonous tongues, a mind blowing drug,
which alters reality, beware these back-biting dogs.
 
Back-stabbers, revel in such cruel intent,
puss breaking forth, from the infected utterance they vent,
troubled and weak, our self-esteem is rent,
when leached with glee, from the bearer sent!
 
©Jane Richer
Mar. 15 2001

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  1. Date: 4/20/2012 8:12:00 PM
    oh, and I see you got a win. BIg congrats.

  1. Date: 4/20/2012 8:11:00 PM
    well, you sure told us a lot about the back sliders. They truly are despicable! Do you remember the song called the Back Stabbers? I think it was from the 70's. Are you the Jane Richer from PFT? Have I visited you here before? Looks like you are fairly recent!!

    Richer Avatar Jane Richer
    Date: 4/21/2012 1:09:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    No that song is unfamiliar with me, but yes I am the same Jane from Connie's site as well as Dane's site Poets. I am fairly new to PoetrySoup. Glad you liked my entry Andrea! Love Jane
  1. Date: 4/19/2012 5:49:00 AM
    Congratulations on your winning poem in Susan's "Blame It on the Rain" contest Jane. Love, Carol

    Richer Avatar Jane Richer
    Date: 4/20/2012 2:38:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Carol and it was a fun and interesting contest because there was so many things to blame on the rain. Love Jane
  1. Date: 4/18/2012 10:25:00 AM
    Perfect prescription for poisonous person. Congratulations. Love, Joyce

    Richer Avatar Jane Richer
    Date: 4/18/2012 10:23:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Joyce, we unfortunately have too many of these back-biting dogs! But we must forgive them anyways, haha, they are the ones that truly are the losers in the end! Love Jane
  1. Date: 4/18/2012 10:19:00 AM
    Jane congrats on your win..David

    Richer Avatar Jane Richer
    Date: 4/18/2012 10:26:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you David, if someone had not commented and congratulated me, I wouldn't have even known I have come in 7th, it only emphasizes how much we should read each others writing. Love Jane
  1. Date: 4/18/2012 8:52:00 AM
    Congratulations on your #7 win in my contest!

    Richer Avatar Jane Richer
    Date: 4/18/2012 10:29:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Black Eyed Susan it was an interesting contest to enter and now I am going to read the other winners now. I really enjoyed Blame it on the Rain! Love Jane