Into in my life you flounced
Self sales pitch left me astounded
All my senses surrounded
Feet swept off the ground
Unaware my mind and body were about to be impounded.
You intended to deflower
My mind and steal my body like a prowler
So insidious I’d not notice, certainly not flounder
Even though at times I’d lock the door and cower, fearful in the shower.
You smashed your fist and foot through it, with power.
I still believed in you devoutly
Even when your behaviour turned lousy
Chasing an ideal of us that was flowery
As you left me in silence, mousy.
You shamelessly continued, sulky, ill-tempered and grousy.
Your warped debauched needs you’d announce
And expect me to jump, dress up, rip off my blouse.
Sometimes like an animal you’d pounce
Still had unusual needs to arouse.
Lucky you’d trained me in the duties of a “REAL” spouse.
Often I knew I was drowning
It was evident from my howling
Your scowling increased, threatening voice, evil sounding.
Hard to take account, of my own role you kept me doubting,
Would you really take our child if I asked for rehousing?
Your sudden death, amnesia left me resounding
An assertion of a perfect union for my soulmate vouching
7 years on, a doorway to the truth at first confounding
Naïve in vulnerability and youth, I’d taken a vicious pounding
Happy I woke up for unclouding, my resilience unbounding.
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