Burdensome Friend

My burdensome friend, harassing me daily,

If I don’t watch you you’ll rush to betray me.

Slipping open my secrets and my negativity,

Never freely doing good unless it’s serendipity.

My burdensome friend, when needed you’re silent,

You hinder my kindness but help me be violent.

All the pain we’ve caused, you’ll never hear it or see,

But am I misled by you or are you misled by me?

Inspired by James 3:7-8 

~Poet of Ephraim

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