Hidden Intentions

I wrapped the wool over my eyes,
afraid to see you had two sides.
Showed loyalty to tame my fears,
cried sensitive crocodile tears.

One part of you admired me,
the other part, a silent bee
that stings without a buzz or hiss,
portraying love, poisonous kiss.

Presenting trust, so I could share,
my hardest truths and dark despair
A fake friendship, one of a kind,
so true for me, but I was blind.

Still grateful for the times gone by,
when I was fooled by your disguise.
You filled a role I needed then,
pretend feels good until it ends.

– Grace Y. Estevez – Reddy

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  1. I have to agree with David, that last line of your poem is priceless. Yep, deception can reel us in until we see what we are reeled into. 😲 Then the true colors come out and we see those hidden intentions for sure. Love your poem Grace! What a revelation! πŸ€—πŸ’–πŸ˜πŸŒΊπŸ˜˜

  2. A Fake friendship is one of the things I’m scared of because I know the end is no good. You know after confiding in this friend, only for it to be heard from someone else, it hurts so much trusting such a friend and getting betrayed at the end. I guess that’s why It is difficult to trust.

    Powerful lines… πŸ’–πŸ’–

    1. I can completely relate to what you are saying, Julie. It sure is tough but we have to keep moving forward till we find the right people. Thank you so very much for sharing.πŸ’•

  3. yes, to all of this… It’s hard to reconcile what you thought was real, with what was actually real. But even if it was pretend, it doesn’t change the positive emotions you had at the time πŸ’―

  4. The first line with its play on wool over the eyes sets the tone effectively. We don’t have someone else pulling the wool, as it were, over our eyes, though that probably did happen–rather we understand that we “wrapped the wool,” ourselves. We’re going to be considering one’s own responsibility in being taken in by someone else. In such a situation, we can probably only change what we alone believe or do, so you’re looking at what’s happened and what is happening in a very healthy way. Which should be helpful for your readers.

  5. Love the honesty of emotions. Great opening lines:
    “I wrapped the wool over my eyes,
    afraid to see you had two sides.”
    – poignant imagery throughout this skillful write, Grace. Marvellous!

  6. the other part, a silent bee…
    this side is important to judge a friendship. Well portrayed, Grace πŸ’–πŸ’

  7. So beautiful poem, There’s a saying in my language which means people will laugh with your right on your face but talk shit behind your back. This resonates with the poem.

  8. How sad! Fake friendships are so stressful. I’ve never had the struggle with romantic relationships, but I know that fake friendships and dying friendships are stressful and it makes it really hard and scary to befriend someone again afterwards.

  9. So well written, not a word wasted…and sad to say this happens to so many in a lifetime. I’m sorry it happened to you..and it’s something pretty relatable for me… Powerful poem Grace…Bravo!!

  10. I really enjoy your work! I’m generally so focused on improving my craft that I don’t have much time to read others poetry, often I’m just not amiable to the idea of reading anything at all, ironically, but your blog is one I actually want to come back to πŸ™‚ Oh and if I unfollow you for some reason again it’s because I’m being OCD lol, nothing on you. Again, your work is always a pleasure to read!

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