Checkmate

Checkmate

A Poem by Faith Knoll
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This poem is inspired by a friend I had when I lived in Wyoming. She was my closest friend, so I thought. Truthfully, you never know somebody's intentions but thank you for the great poem!

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You fear what you want the most,
so you jump the gun before you wind up the joke
Scars that leave you with a guard 
jealousy and insecurities
is what you hide in the clouds of obscurities
Don't take this the wrong way
but you're kinda a gray cloud on a blue day
Rained out my parade
Pissed in my kool-aid

You had it out for me from the beginnning
Frienemy is what my intuition told me 
Yet, 
You lend your shoulder 
To pretend to grow closer
And I believe 
despite the mockery
that lingered in between 
the silence 
of you and me
You manipulate,
You hate,
You just cant wait
For your checkmate
But truly you wind up biting your own bait




© 2017 Faith Knoll



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I especially love the ending lines that rhyme with "checkmate" (which is an awesome word perfectly selected for this message). I just had a similar experience with someone offering only lukewarm friendship for 3 years, but couldn't take it any closer, so I had to give it up. These are the hardest decisions, the ones that aren't black & white. Your poem conveys all the mixed feelings one feels at such times (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 1 Month Ago


Wow words are awesome. I want to read more poem from you. It's great work. Nice work all the best.
"You lend your shoulder
To pretend to grow closer" this one is awesome.

Posted 3 Months Ago


Faith Knoll

3 Months Ago

You don't know what this means to me(: thank you
Mohamed Rahim Iqbal

3 Months Ago

Haha welcome
The way you described the betrayal is amazing! And the part about "biting your own bait", I think is the consequence for the manipulation, and I love it!

Posted 3 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Faith Knoll

3 Months Ago

Thank you, thank you, thank you!

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