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Poem: The Player

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Poem Summary

The player is a poem about a man who uses his actions and words to gain her trust. Then he flip flops changing his mind for he wants to play games. She can feel his disconnection in his fake embrace. He has no empathy as he weaves his deceptive web of lies.

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"The Player"

His words and actions

fool her heart,

to gain her trust.


He flip flops

like a dead fish out of water,

leaving poison daggers.


With no empathy,

like a child playing a game,

weaving a deceptive web.


Her heart is left bleeding,

feeling the disconnection

of his fake embrace.

"Lips Of An Angel" by Hinder

© 2020 BRENDA ARLEDGE

Comments

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on January 19, 2021:

He flipflops like a dead fish out of water

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on April 13, 2020:

Amani,

Problem is only one person seems to read the other one's mind...he thinks she's naive.

It would be nice if she had s truth serum..lol.

Have a great day.

Amani on April 13, 2020:

Do you ever just wish that people were literally open books?

Like what's on a person's mind is what actually comes out when they speak ?

Or maybe we were all able to just read each other's mind?....

.

I just have so many questions when its about love,......

.. But this is a good piece, a bit sad.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on April 04, 2020:

Ann,

Yes, there are some.

It is sad they wish to play games, but I guess it is part of their narcissist attitude.

They probably will never change.

Thanks for reading.

So glad you are no longer playing a part in this game.

Ann Carr from SW England on April 04, 2020:

Yes, there are some who play with people's affections and seem to enjoy betraying them; it's a game to see how much they can hurt.

Been there but no longer, thank goodness!

Well crafted.

Ann

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on April 02, 2020:

Lora,

Thank you.

Yep...flip flops like a dead fish...so delighted you enjoyed this one.

Lora Hollings on April 02, 2020:

A very powerful poem that goes to the heart of betrayal and what it feels like, Brenda. I especially love the metaphor you use in your third stanza. Excellent write!

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on April 01, 2020:

Mark,

Thank you for your compliment.

I appreciate you reading.

Mark Tulin from Palm Springs, California on April 01, 2020:

You’ve coined the perfect betrayal poem, Brenda.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on April 01, 2020:

Manatita44,

Thank you.

I guess many are this way...too bad.

Have a nice day.

manatita44 from london on April 01, 2020:

A pretty fitting description for many, I'd say. Peace.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on April 01, 2020:

Ruby,

Thanks.

Flip flopping happens at lot with some.

I cannot figure out why someone just can not be happy with what they have in life.

Constantly thinking the grass is greener on the other side.

You would think eventually they would learn

Thanks for reading.

Ruby Jean Richert from Southern Illinois on April 01, 2020:

Beautiful poem! Flip flopping is cruel, best to move on.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on April 01, 2020:

Hari,

If a person truly loves someone...it is Not.

He will do everything in his power to keep her close.

Delighted you like this one.

Thanks for reading.

Hari Prasad S from Bangalore on March 31, 2020:

Love is slimy and slippery. Cool poem.

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