Friend With a Price Tag: A Political Poem
In this world of prestige and greed
with values being in second place
the last thing you may ever need
is the friend with whom you race.
Advantage hidden in friendly smile
lowering you down to an underdog
with years of both-sided extra mile
disappearing fast like in a thick fog.
When friendship is based on conditions
setting for itself some high price tagging
we don't feed such a "friend"'s ambitions
to play a dog appeasing with tail wagging.
No friend is the only fish in the whole sea
those with same values attract one another
friendship is meant to be both-sided and free
and with a selfish friend no one wants to bother.
It must be a lonely life
secluded in an ivory tower
rejecting all friends in greedy strife
to secure illusive and backfiring power.