Pierced with sharp objects the skin grows tight,
Disillusionment fraught with dishonesty stings,
As those you love, with one swipe cut at your wings!
Your adversary hides like the spider in a new web,
Jealousy, cruelty and embitterment take a slice,
Your heart is now fully aware of their shallow device.
Your tissue toughens to keep those folks far-flung,
For disingenuousness spreads like the fifth of a swine,
Their kind doesn’t fall too far from the prickly vine.
By JKS 7/26/19
Ephesians 5:6 Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of such things God’s wrath comes on those who are disobedient.