Cheryl is a poet, freelance writer, former newspaper columnist, licensed/ordained minister, and founder of two outreach ministries.
They see you from afar and wave
Yet secretly wish you were in your grave
Fronting and attention-seeking is what they crave
Running across the room to give you a hug
Really wanting to squash you like a bug
The phoniness makes you want to say ugh
In front of others oh how they pretend
With the false message they attempt to send
As if they were truly a loving friend
You wish there was somewhere you could hide
Fake smile, phony hug God knows they lied
Because the Facebook friend request you sent was denied
© 2019 Cheryl E Preston
Cheryl E Preston (author) from Roanoke on February 15, 2020:
Thank you so much. I appreciate the support
BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on February 15, 2020:
This one is so cute.
And yes, you can definitely tell.
Thanks for sharing.
Cheryl E Preston (author) from Roanoke on November 06, 2019:
Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on November 06, 2019:
What a dilemma! So much effort put into deceiving one's self. Content well-presented.
Farrah Young from Lagos, Nigeria on November 06, 2019:
In Nigeria, we call this type of people friendly enemies and everyone hopes to avoid them as much as possible.
Margaret Minnicks from Richmond, VA on November 06, 2019:
Really nice poem with a deep meaning! Loved it!
Lorna Lamon on November 06, 2019:
We really don't need people like this in our lives. Great message within this clever and thought provoking poem Cheryl. I enjoyed reading it.
Ann Carr from SW England on November 06, 2019:
Yes, we've all met those and sometimes fallen foul of them. In the end they lose, as most people see through them. Unfortunately it can take a long time and can cause suffering. You've presented a deep message in so few words. Well crafted.
Iqra from Pakistan on November 03, 2019:
Excellently portrayed Two Faced...
It has a deep meaning and is beautifully worded....