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  • Test of Ties

    When we first met
    All things were new
    We connected fast
    Like Elmer’s glue

    We shared our thoughts
    Our secret dreams
    Supported each
    Through fields and streams

    We walked as one
    Our heads distinct
    Yet so in step
    Our faces linked

    And then appeared
    A lure like gold
    A seat so dear
    But one could hold

    Our closeness sound
    We made a pact
    A vow to help
    Keep ties intact
    I’ll vote for you
    You’ll vote for me
    A perfect plan
    A wash is key!

    The other votes
    Will tilt the scales
    Who takes spoils
    And who so fails

    What pleasantries!
    Fair tidings bade
    Wishes filled with
    Good luck made

    Then the day of
    Great decision
    Cast its spell with
    Your derision

    I called for you
    No in-kind heard
    You sat there still
    Said not a word



    And as I watched
    My eyes turned pink
    You took the throne
    Without a blink

    A sudden twinge
    Felt on my back
    An oozing wound
    Of tar jet-black

    My stomach churned
    A great heave-ho
    A stinging punch
    A fatal blow

    You said no more
    To me again
    My body saved
    I know not when

    I picture still
    My empty hand
    Our bond had held
    Like grains of sand



    What fool was I
    To think it more
    To not see to
    Your tainted core

    A wiser me
    Grew out of that
    A cynic’s eye
    Carved from a rat

    I still think trust
    A sacred jewel
    Prove to me first
    My newfound rule

    I have true friends
    Crème de la crème
    Scarce but treasured
    Such precious gems!

    How about you?
    I think I know--
    A lonely life
    Of stark, dark woe
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