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Backbitten Backstab (Haiku)

by Clara Mae Gregory

Backstabbers backbite.
Nefarious lies stab back.
Each REAPS his own sin.


Posted on 04/12/2009
Copyright © 2023 Clara Mae Gregory

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Philip F De Pinto on 04/13/09 at 12:12 PM

was anything e'er writ that rings as true as this? backs serve so many purposes, one of which is to slap perhaps in a congratulatory manner and the other to stab in a way which is painful no matter the rhyme or the reason it is done. I think backs just want to have fun and could without either slap or stab.

Posted by Joe Cramer on 04/16/09 at 01:45 AM

Clara, this is exceptional.... welcome to Pathetic.... I look forward to reading more....

Posted by D. James McKee on 04/16/09 at 10:05 AM

Apropos in the extreme. Well done!

Posted by Sandy M. Humphrey on 04/16/09 at 08:38 PM

Very much said in a concise, precise and poetic well written way. smh

Posted by Elizabeth Jill on 04/16/09 at 09:43 PM

Truth in five seven five, and spoken so accurately that I have goose bumps.

Posted by Elizabeth Jill on 04/16/09 at 09:45 PM

w e l c o m e  to  P a t h e t i c !
Posted by H.M Stevens on 09/30/09 at 01:51 AM

This poem spells snake. I love it.

Posted by Glenn Currier on 06/28/10 at 02:10 PM

Reaps and sows pain for perpetrator and victim. Thanks for this cutting honest piece, Mel.

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