Keep Your Enemies Closer


Defenseless, the man with the knife to his heart
He felt no way out
“Why am I being treated like this?” He thought.
“I need to defend myself.”
Knowing nothing else,
the man with the knife to his heart embraced the man holding the knife
After the shock, he accepted.
The man holding the knife had never been hugged before.


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19 responses to “Keep Your Enemies Closer

  1. mfitz

    Cool piece, love the imagery!!

  2. Gede Prama

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  3. Đại Việt Nguyễn

    I like the sentiment, but I just don’t it is me 🙂

  4. A hug is very solacing…

  5. Just a thought, If you have a knife to your heart the action of moving closer to the knife holder will plunge the knife into your heart.

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  7. Interesting bit. It could be that simple with a lot of people I suppose.

  8. Nice. Reminds me of Stephen Crane. A youth in apparel that glittered.

  9. Crash MacDuff

    Reblogged this on CrashCourse.

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  11. I like what you have expressed here…I sure wish it was reality…

  12. Thanks for the follow. I’m loving your poems here! I’ll have to come back and look at your essays when I have more time.

  13. Truly lovely piece!! Thanks for visiting my blog as well, Oliana. Your blog is very interesting!

  14. david

    Walked into a biker bar once without knowing. The toughest meanest looking group I’ve ever seen, I wanted to run for the door. Instead I sat down and ordered a beer. After a few minutes I struck up a conversation with the mean looking guy next to me, turned out he was just a guy. I ended up having the greatest time and made a few friends.

  15. you got a poetic mind…you are admirable!

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