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Snake in the Grass

Wickedly venomous and underhanded
snake in the grass ploddingly disguised
Counterfeit smiles and phony concerns
patiently waiting to taste the next prey

Beautifully displayed outlook
secretly plotting ugly schemes
Harm and sting underneath
without a conscience and unforgiving

Pretending to be obliging and useful
bait to lure without compassion
Snake in the grass vigorously maneuvering
scattering seeds of iniquity and trouble

Cloaking its actual resolve
fittingly bejeweled to mislead
Belly crawler and evil spirit
creatively about to defeat

Discovered from a birds-eye view
collected for a nest of a young hungry few
Snake in the grass eaten alive
justified poetic way to die

Dennis .A. James

What do you do when you wake up one day and realise that a person has infiltrated and started taking over your life bit by bit, friend by friend, without you noticing?
Last time I looked, this person was a harmless, happy person. Boy, was I wrong. By the time I realised my mistake, the level of manipulation and betrayal had gone so deep, my head was left reeling! Now, this person is going to be living in the same house as me, this cannot be prevented, so I have to make a decision on how to deal with this, how do you say, little problem.

I could move in on my own (impossible, I do not have enough cash flow at present) or I can ignore the petty passive aggressiveness aimed at me, stemming from insecurity and jealousy, and simply carry on with my life. I have big plans for 2013, they do not include petty politics with petty people. If they want my life, try live it for a day or two, they would notice that just like them, I have problems, weaknesses, heartbreak and insecurities, so why all the fuss?

Lucky for me, I have many true friends, those lost, made their decision. Different strokes for different folks. I am not left wanting, for that, I am grateful and not affected by the people attempting to inflict pain on me and others around me.

So how have I decided to approach the situation? With indifference, that’s how. I have more positive things to focus on and achieve – I am taking the high road on this one and not giving the snake what it wants, a reaction.


Eventually, everyone reveals their true colours, so do your worst! Karma will eventually catch up with them.

As JayZ says:

When the grass is cut, the snakes will show.