Honey Trap

Honey Trap

A Poem by John Alexander McFadyen



Honey Trap

You descended upon me,

vital and alluring,


in sweet juices,

soft kisses,

intimate touches.

But all was smoke

and mirrors,

choking deceit,

that strangled

all faith from my soul.

For years I followed

your 'Twitter' call

but you remained hidden

in the depth

of internet subterfuge.

Promises made

and broken,

bait offered,

tit bits,


to entice my palate.

And when I asked

for more,

I was decried,


But all you offered

were empty plates

with no taste,

not even an hors d'oeuvre.

Now I am but a shadow,

starved of dignity.

I have no relevance,

but the smirk

of a fool.

And you?

the vixen,

the ghoul

who still patrols

the internet

as an angel

with legs akimbo.



© 2018 John Alexander McFadyen

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we can be sucked in so easily...internet predators and "harmlessly" dishonest people abound ...not good...never good ..danger dangeer adnger ..in this line did you mean bait not bate?
"bate offered,"
got just the right chuckle from the next line :
"tit bits" ;)) as well as from the "legs akimbo"... otherwise a serious composition everyone needs to keep in mind ... we fake ourselves to each other's face let alone on the anonymous internet spaces ;{
ps. love those two lines :))))
pss. and the evanescence song ..love those guys

Posted 8 Months Ago

Nice song.... I love it. and great write too..

Posted 10 Months Ago

John Alexander McFadyen

10 Months Ago

Many thanks Mirror.
i like that honey trap,liked the music

Posted 10 Months Ago

John Alexander McFadyen

10 Months Ago

Cheers Ron!
Wonderful use of words and thoughts. Song and words are perfect. I liked the questions we cannot answer. Thank you John for sharing the outstanding poetry.

Posted 10 Months Ago

John Alexander McFadyen

10 Months Ago

Thank you Coyote for your generous review.
Coyote Poetry

10 Months Ago

You are welcome John.
The honey trap was used in Ireland (and other places) to literally lure men to their death. The practitioners of that particular subterfuge are the lowest of the low.
You speak the truth with gusto here John.

Posted 10 Months Ago

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Added on October 26, 2017
Last Updated on January 9, 2018


John Alexander McFadyen
John Alexander McFadyen

Brixworth, England, United Kingdom

Well, have a long and complicated story and started it as an autobiography on Bebo but got writer's block/memory fogging. People liked it though and kept asking for the next chapter! fools.. more..


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