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A good enemy is better than a best friend
A good enemy can't betray
A good enemy won't go away
A good enemy will be there at the end

A best friend will fail
A best friend tells you what to think
A best fiend pushes you to the brink
A best friend will bail


A good enemy pushes you forward
A good enemy tests your steel
A good enemy makes you real
A good enemy seeks no reward

A best friend makes demands
A best friend always judges
A best fiend holds grudges
A best friend won't withstand

With an enemy you know they hate you
With a friend you are not sure
To an enemy you can be true
When they run you through
It won't be from behind
A friend won't just let it end
Tell you they never liked you
Every story you tell they bend
Every wound you mend
They inflict two more

With enemies like these  who needs friends
I finally got a new picture I liked. This one is by :iconnunoramos0:. Here is a link to the note that says I can use it. [link]
I hope you all like it!!
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Terra2341 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014  Student
Now that I look at this and I know what it's like to have nothing at all, no enemies or friends, I would say that friends are definitely a must-have... while sometimes they might betray you or leave you behind (which has happened to me), I still believe friends are better than enemies. True friends will love you, not hate you. I'd rather be loved than hated :3
Btw, I'm not trying to stomp on this, I just thought I'd say that! It's a nice poem, that's just how I feel!
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zoeythara Featured By Owner May 25, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
oh my gosh I love this :love: great work ^^ this is really great ^^
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:icontfxman:
tfxman Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
thanks I am glad you like it
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zoeythara Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
^^ :love:
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chryssalis Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013
Very clever thought!:nod::clap:
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tfxman Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you!
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kiba4802 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hmmm wise words indeed
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ThornsofPurpleRoses Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is amazing! Would you mind if I share this on my facebook page with a link to your dA profile?
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tfxman Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
not in the slightest. I would be honored!
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ThornsofPurpleRoses Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
yay!!! Thanks :D
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IrrevocableFate Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013   Writer
I've featured your piece here! <3



:heart: Stephany
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:icontfxman:
tfxman Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
thank you I really like the linked piece too.
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IrrevocableFate Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013   Writer
You're welcome! I'm really glad you do. C:
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ca12ro34lyn Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow!!!
but i still like MY friends...well most of them
:happybounce:
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FailedStar Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I apologize in the delay for your request to read this piece.

I do find the overall concept of this piece interesting as you chose to shine a brighter light on enemies, and thus propelled the idea of "friends" into the villian role.

While I do not necessary hold all of the belief you posed in this piece, I can definitely say there is some validation to the arguement, thusly, making it a good read. Specifically, I like the last stanza where you you pit these two side against each other with an overall statment. While I would have liked to see a bit more originality in the arguements, you did a better job backing your case here, by getting to the emotional aspects that emcompasses enemies and friends.

As I states above, I wish there were more original thoughts here. I feel as though a lot lines come close to cliches, and I am sure you can challenge yourself to put a bit more spin on ideas such as:
"With an enemy you know they hate you
With a friend you are not sure"

Give me more than blanketed statements. Force the emotions you want to convey into the reader, by offering a bit more, story, description, explanation...something that shows that this isn't just venting.

Overall good concept, definitely sparked a bit of thought in my own understanding of friends and enemies, but I would like to see what you come up with after a revise focusing on more original content.
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tfxman Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
thank you
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MrPicklesHtf Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
I've almost forgotten what it's like to have friends.
All mine left to live there own lives. Leaving me friendless.
And I haven't tried to make any new friends. I don't want to.
Having no friends can suck... But I've gotten used to it over the past two years.
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tfxman Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
you have friends. trust me just reach out and they will be there.
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MrPicklesHtf Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
I suppose.
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tfxman Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
it is true trust me
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ChildoftheBeat Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012
And thank you, that is a compliment indeed :hug:
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ChildoftheBeat Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012
Well, only you (and those around you who know you well, maybe) can know if that's true or not, and as I said, sometimes it's a lost cause, where you only waste your time - it takes two...

And you're welcome! :)
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ChildoftheBeat Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012
This rings very true, but for the most part I have been fortunate with my friends (so far) although there are a few I no longer see, usually the separation is from their side - I always feel it is sad to lose a friend, and try all that I can to patch things up - sometimes you just can't though, life changes us all, and not always in the same direction, sometimes beyond stretching point...

Otherwise, from your profile I saw you were a fan of Eastern thought - it really shines through in parts of this - that your enemies are a jewel to be treasured, for (*often*) only they can give you a chance to grow.... wiser? And to REALLY test yourself under trying conditions, or test your arguments / ideas etc, but the latter is from life and people...

On the friend side maybe the key is to be tolerant, flexible, and not try to control the other, love them, laugh with them and help them when you can (although not against their will unless we're talking something that can very seriously harm them...) and hope they do the same. Advice is there to be given, not enforced?

Thanks for the poem, as usual with your work (oh god I'm doing it already ;p ), it's well thought throught out, real and beautiful :love:
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tfxman Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
thank you. I love reading insightful comments like yours. I agree that you need to be flexible with friends and maybe I am just to brittle to be a good friend. I may be to blame but I have trouble seeing it that way.
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GeekGirl97 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
it hurts because it's true...

great poem!!! ^^
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:icontfxman:
tfxman Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
thank you and it does kinda hurt. I can never read it anymore.
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GeekGirl97 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
You're welcome C:
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Attempts-At-Normalcy Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Student General Artist
This is really good and sadly true.
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:icontfxman:
tfxman Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
thanks and yeah.
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lonewolfpuppy Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I absolutely love this. It is so true and I love how you are straight-forward instead of dancing around the subject. :heart:

I've also linked you to my poem here: Friendless
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tfxman Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I have read your poem and I like it a lot!
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lonewolfpuppy Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thankyou! I'm glad you like it :D
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tfxman Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
of course I liked it. It was well done
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Zumea Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
i like this, it's kind of true but i think i have a absence of enemys, and wouldn't the best enemy be your friend, that makes sense to me
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tfxman Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
that is one opinion I have heard.
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Zumea Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
well it would kind of make sense
you get the best of both worlds
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tfxman Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
yep
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goomonryong Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012
this is amazing great job. unfotunately for many people this is true ( me included) i especially love the last part where you say:
with an enemy you know they hate you
with a friend you are not sure

i've lost count how many times those kind of thoughts go through my mind.

ssry whining like a bitch here lol XD

great job :)
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tfxman Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you. I am glad you liked it. You are not whining like a bitch. Everyone has this happen at least once. I am glad you liked it.
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goomonryong Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012
thnx :)
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ToadAdventure Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It's sad that so many people can relate(including me)...

I've finally come to the conclusion best friends aren't necessary ♥

Just friends.

I'm often alone and I think its better that way.

With friends as bad as the ones nowadays they might as well be enemies themselves
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tfxman Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
well I think that a best friend is necessary and be alone is good in moderation. Some people will hurt but it is worth it to find the people who will help you.
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ToadAdventure Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I only have one best friend, but she's related to me so I guess that's different. She lives very far though.
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tfxman Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I am sorry that stinks that you are separated
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:icontoadadventure:
ToadAdventure Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
But to tell you the truth we're closer when we got separated. Weird huh?
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:icontfxman:
tfxman Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Not at all. Me and my sister could not live under the same roof but separated we get along now
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ToadAdventure Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Really? Well it's good to know its not unnatural!
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:icontfxman:
tfxman Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
It is very common
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ToadAdventure Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
D'awwww ♥ Thanks
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Baratus Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012
Ouch, took me a while to find this again. just had a PRIME example of this.
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