From The Start... I Knew

Edgy vibes drip like sweat from your skin
And leave traces of a lie on mine
Rendering me cold
As we shake hands for the first time

      You don't know...
      But that's all I needed

      To know
      To stay away

Shifting from one foot to the other
Attempting to hide your real you
I see you scan my possessions
For tasty morsels

A hicked up Alan Jackson
With mistrustful eyes
That I can instantly discern
Strives to pour on the charm

It is my gift to see
To feel
That your an ass
And nothing more


Dana



~Written for dVerse Poets Pub
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20 comments:

  1. sometimes we know from the first moment we meet someone and i think it's good to trust our inner voice here, yet still try to be open-minded enough to prove them we've been wrong.. happened with one of my colleagues at work, had a very bad impression when i first met him but after getting to know him better, really changed my mind

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    1. I always give them the benefit of the doubt, but I've never been wrong yet. In this case,I am right to stay away. My nieghbor is nothing but trouble in a charm filled package.

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    1. You bet I will! I can sniff out a creep a mile away.Thanks for stopping by!

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  3. I am glad that you can see very quickly behind the false charm. Best to run away from such people ~

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    1. Oh yes, I've encountered enough of these jerks to not even think twice!

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  4. oh snap...smiles...yes you can tell right from the beginning at times about people...nice use of alan jackson to cover a lot of description for you as well...

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    1. He looks almost exactly like Alan Jackson which works in his favor(most of the time). Alan Jackson has better teeth and manners though!

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  5. I am pretty good at reading people on first meeting - not always correct but mostly. It is a good gift to have...and a gift to write of it so well.

    Anna :o]

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    1. Thanks! I've not been wrong yet, but I always give them a second chance to change my mind.

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  6. Oh yes...gotta trust the gut there! Just a wonderful peep through your eyes at QUITE the character. My skin still crawls!

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  7. always best when you can pick 'em out from the start.

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  8. 'a hicked up Alan Jackson..." run girl, run. Kinda says it all, but the rest of the poem removes any doubt--great little cameo of a predator, and those vibes that can't be ignored.

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  9. Sometimes there is gold under that layer of brown sediment, sometimes not!
    A nice assemblage of words nonetheless. I liked "mistrustful eyes".

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  10. This gives me a sick feeling because it reminds me of a sociopath kind of character a lot like someone I dated once--only I didn't heed that warning voice. Way too charming. Nicely portrayed, Dana.

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    1. That's how me makes me feel... not right. There's something about him that creeps me out every time I see him. He's my neighbor so it's hard to totally avoid him!

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