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Chicanery

Her rose-coloured glasses made it easier for him to take advantage of her.

By Dharrsheena Raja SegarranPublished 28 days ago 1 min read
Top Story - July 2024
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I need to get this off my chest. Am I your choice or just an option?

Should I tell what you want to hear or the truth without distortion?

The truth, please, without a stammer in your voice.

Definitely an option. You'd never be my choice.

~~~~~

If someone asks you out, you'd decline, or you'd go?

Of course I'd go! Come onnnn, you ought to know.

The things we did, you'd do with them too?

If they consented to it, of course, I would.

~~~~~

Are you saying that I mean nothing to you?

I never said that, don't you dare misconstrue.

Not verbatim, but that's undoubtedly what you're implying.

I'm not responsible for what your thoughts are relaying.

~~~~~

Help me understand then. What are we doing here?

Us? We're just friends. Let me make that crystal clear.

Friends?! Friends certainly don't do what we did!

My bad, I'll reword it. We're friends with benefits.

~~~~~

Are you for real right now?! Is that how you view us?!

It's you who let me enjoy your body without a fuss.

You made me feel special. I thought you loved me truly.

You're so delusional. I only wanted your kitty.

~~~~~

Please stop hurting me. Don’t be so cruel.

Hey, you started this. Now, who's the fool?
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Author's Notes:

This was written for Vocal's Dialogue Poetry Challenge.

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My mental health decline brought about a lot of darkness and I embraced it. It now flows out mostly as Dark Stories and Poetry.

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Comments (117)

  • Andrew C McDonaldabout 7 hours ago

    As a young man I have had a few friends with whom I would have loved to have benefits. Lol. One young lady from high school comes especially to mind. Still, I know that if it had happened, this tale in reverse would have been the likely outcome. It hurts when our feelings are not reciprocated. Personally, I am a one woman man and glad of it. Great job Dharrsheena.

  • Alice Freista day ago

    Nicely done, taut language that hits close to home. Oh boy, talk about "been there, done that. HATED IT!" You could be quoting conversations I've had. So glad I'm too old for that crap!

  • trisno widodoa day ago

    great sis

  • Darkos2 days ago

    Fantastic I love the crystal clear words and everything in this poem that needed to be put out of Your chest 😊❤️ Congratulations to You on Top story !

  • ReadShakurr3 days ago

    Amazing

  • Nanash3 days ago

    That’s a great piece😘if only they’d let you know what they want onset.

  • R.C. Taylor3 days ago

    Well captured!! My heart goes out to you if you've ever experienced this. As someone who has experienced something similar, you definitely hit the nail on the head. <3

  • vanesa stories4 days ago

    incredible work, I love it :)

  • Isabella Rose4 days ago

    This was marvelous writing as always, My Morbid Friend. My sympathies if you have ever experienced this type of treatment. You don't deserve it.

  • Denelsia Walker5 days ago

    On point! 💯

  • hassen fraih5 days ago

    Great work, I wish you more success.

  • Hassan Arewa7 days ago

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  • Ajayi Olalekan7 days ago

    Wow, this piece is worth the reading.

  • Parvathi J8 days ago

    Wow. The perfect pause with each gulp. You nailed it.

  • Blake Booth13 days ago

    Painful.

  • Mariann Carroll13 days ago

    Those deceptive jerk should be eliminated. They just like to mess with people’s head and hearts. I stop wondering why they the way they are. Congratulations, Dharrsheena ♥️👍🏽

  • Poppy 14 days ago

    This is heartbreaking😭

  • Ali SP14 days ago

    What a way to bring “friends with benefits” to light. Your conversation poem allowed me to see both sides. What a great response to the challenge!

  • Gina C.15 days ago

    Aw man, sweet Red Partner! Such incredible, emotional work here. <3 This reminds me of a few I've been with. Ugh! This is so relatable. Sending you so much love!

  • Shirley Belk15 days ago

    Great work here! Loved the format/dialogue.

  • Suriya56715 days ago

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  • Sarah Parker15 days ago

    Incredible.

  • Sheharyar Malik16 days ago

    amazing to read this one!!

  • Oladapo Olayinka18 days ago

    Nice

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