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Smiling in Your Face

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:

Thank you

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....

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