Treasure Island

Babatunde Aremu


Betrayal's Trademark


Face beguiled in innocence
Outlook constructed as a dove
within is multi-coloured like chameleon
Outwardly appearing friendly
But deep down is a foe
Surreptiously eaten deep like termite
Cunningly slides like a serpent
Biting his innocent victims
With its virulent venom
Injected deep into the bone marrow
Leaving behind a postrate being
Before finally showing true colour
That's betrayal's trademark
A deceptive friend, beguiled foe

Submitted: Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Edited: Tuesday, May 14, 2013

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Some pretend to be friends onlyto betray at critical moments

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