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Backstabber

Today will cost us a friend
And someone else will gain one
An angry voice
A nasty word
And they disappear
Taking your darkest secrets and passing them around
To those you thought were your friends
Like candy
And this, my darling teenager, even though you’re rolling your eyes and pretending to ignore me,
Is how the strange world works.
A knife in the back
Will be healed by a new person
With a comforting hand and a gentle touch.
And you, too, will put the knife in someone’s back.
I have done it. So has your father. It’s just the way the world works.
I guess.



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AmarisHellfang said...
Apr. 23, 2013 at 2:01 pm:
My parents keep trying to tell me this. Perfect depiction of us xD
 
CielPhantomhive This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Apr. 23, 2013 at 6:16 pm :
Well your parents are very wise ^_^
 
AmarisHellfang replied...
May 2, 2013 at 5:08 pm :
Hmm...yes, sometimes I think so too.
 
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teacherlady said...
Apr. 1, 2013 at 10:15 am:
Favorite line - passing your secrets out like candy!  Unusual choice - to create a parent as the poem's speaker. 
 
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