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A Poem by Rita L. Sev
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She played a game of hide and seek,

donned best friend masks

and took a peek,

found the soft spots at my core,

used me up

then sought no more

wary now,

I will not count ~

the game too grueling to surmount. 


© 2015 Rita L. Sev



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Rita L. Sev
Just reminiscing, and finding an old hurt...

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the poems are born from our own experiences, like this poem where all of us have met humans who did this to us.

great poem, I loved it

Posted 1 Year Ago


Rita L. Sev

1 Year Ago

Thank you, Haseo.
Unfortunately, most of us have encountered such people. Succinct, and truthful.

Posted 1 Year Ago


Rita L. Sev

1 Year Ago

Yep. Live and learn! Thanks!
I get it...
Been on both sides of it.
I guess I try to be thankful for what was and assume the situation is not about me...
It still hurts.

Posted 1 Year Ago


Rita L. Sev

1 Year Ago

It was one of those memories that still stings... but certainly a lesson learned. Thanks for reading.. read more
Where would we be without friends? A question often posed; perhaps the answer is; 'sometimes, but not always in a better place.' But how can you really ever know until it's too late.

These are heartfelt and relatable lines. Beccy.

Posted 2 Years Ago


Rita L. Sev

2 Years Ago

You are right - we don't know until it is too late - and then we learn some important lessons. Than.. read more
Often, the stab in the back comes from the least unexpected source. I suppose it's the nature of the beast, (one of the many built in genetic flaws than mankind seems cursed with,) but there is no excuse really for betraying a trust. T

Posted 2 Years Ago


Rita L. Sev

2 Years Ago

So true. Thank you, T.
I maintain a very high standard when it comes to friends, for both of us. If you tell me something personal or confide in me then I'll take it too my grave, guaranteed! Even general conversation isn't necessarily for publication, and I expect nothing less than the same. It usually doesn't take long to discover where they stand, whether it's beside me or nowhere in sight. I have a few people I associate with but I have no friends. I've trusted, even against my better judgement at times, and been hurt too often. To me friends of a personal nature have turned our to be: Back Stabbers, Bludgers, Cheats, Liars, Thieves and Wife Fuckers and I'm much, much happier without them!
I'm sorry this happened to you. Sadly it happens too often.


Posted 2 Years Ago


Rita L. Sev

2 Years Ago

Thank you for your insights, Motherless. These events were so long ago, but they are still hard to t.. read more
What a bad thing that could happen to someone from those which he trusts the most, anyways that was well penned, bravo!

Posted 2 Years Ago


Rita L. Sev

2 Years Ago

Thank you, Insight! Sometimes these life lessons are necessary.
Insight

2 Years Ago

I agree with you.
I relate too well with this Rita, when people we think are friends hurt us or stab us at the back and we are left seeing clues that they were not good friends

Posted 2 Years Ago


Rita L. Sev

2 Years Ago

It's a hard lesson, but one that truly makes us wiser, and appreciative of our true friends. Thanks.. read more
Unfortunately, I can relate. It's hard to trust again after something like this happens. Your rhyming is, as ever, wonderful. Lydi**

Posted 2 Years Ago


Rita L. Sev

2 Years Ago

Thank you, Lydi! Yes, so many years have passed, but the hurt still lingers...
a profound brevity that conveys a raw and sad truth! the last line packs a punch! well done!

Posted 2 Years Ago


Rita L. Sev

2 Years Ago

Thank you, Indra!
Indra Neil

2 Years Ago

u r welcome! :)

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