aking1614 By aking1614, 18th Apr 2011 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Insidious – adjective

1. intended to entrap or beguile (influence by trickery, flattery, etc.; mislead)
2. stealthily treacherous or deceitful
3. operating or proceeding in an inconspicuous or seemingly harmless way but actually with grave effect


As beguiling as the serpent in Eden you came
Every phrase, carefully chosen
You knew what I needed to hear
Luring me into your nest
With sweet words and assurances
About how much you cared
I was the woman of your dreams
How you loved me, you swore
As I surrendered my heart and soul
Later to hand over my checkbook
To support you in a lifestyle
You could not afford
Having me trapped in your coils
You squeezed until I was gasping
For breath, my reserves depleted
At last I saw the forked tongue
Just before you slithered away
Taking my pride with you
How foolish I felt as you moved on
To your next feeding ground
A younger version of myself
She seems, but I know her well
She is more cunning than you
And a fearless hunter of men
Leaving her own lifeless victims
Along a trail of molted skin


Beguiling, Cunning, Deceit, Forked Tongue, Insidious, Karma, Lies, Lure, Serpent, Trap

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I am an engineer by trade, but a poet and songstress at heart. I started writing occasional articles online about five years ago, but poetry is still my first love.

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author avatar Denise O
18th Apr 2011 (#)

In time, it always ends up to where, you do reap what you sow. Nice read. Thank you for sharing.:)

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author avatar AnnH
19th Apr 2011 (#)

Beautiful poem, thanks for sharing.

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author avatar Jack Vorster
19th Apr 2011 (#)

How well you've written this.

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author avatar Abioye Munashe
31st May 2011 (#)

you are a great poet. Thanks for sharing

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