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You didn't like me.

picking at my values.

I stood my ground,
slamming the door in your face.

You screamed, on the other side,
an enraged animal!

Without thought passing blame;
undermining my right, my psyche.

My confidence,
seeped out upon your
smug face.

Oh that smile;
that one which is,
forever branded to the
inside of my eyelids.

It haunts me at sleep.

you're empty,
alone, abandoned.

A black mark upon your forehead,
betrays the path your seed took.

Truth is heavy;
your shoulders sag.
Cuts like a knife,
doesn't it!

As for me,
I've learned to move on.
I've overcome the betrayal.

Your pain,
turns to need.

Hate spent.
you need me!


G-Man said...

You are soooo very talented Melissa...


I loved the way you put that, hate can distort our lives leaving a person brewing on it you have to learn to get on with your life.

You are brilliant with your poetry

LN- Nickers and Ink said...

This is well done and probably felt cathartic to compose.

My mother-in-law is great, although I wrote a few lines about her offspring:


Linda Ann Nickerson

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Donnetta Lee said...

Missy: You must have ESP. My husband and I have been talking about my ex-mother in law this evening. Oh, my goodness. The mother in law from hell. My second mother in law was the best ever! I lost her a few years ago. Miss her so much. Guess I had both ends of the spectrum. I sure enjoyed the poem!


Beautiful poem like always. You are a talented poet.

Marja said...

Sounds like mother in law too. We were just talking about her. Great poem

Annie said...

You have rung a lot of emotional bells with this Melissa. You did not miss a beat on the emotional build-up and then the final and swift end bringing it all full circle.

Rob Kistner said...

Melissa -

Powerful in its rapier thrust, no punches pulled... very genuine.

one more believer said...

a beautiful gem of life turning around... all i gotta say...mother in law a curse and a blessing...

Stan Ski said...

A bit of a no-win situation, when the reputation is already implied.

Lion Chiller said...

Ahhh! that stings hard!

writerwoman said...

an enraged animal!

That was my favorite line- for the imagery it brings to mind.

I am visiting you from Writer's Island. I'm trying to get back in the swing of writing poetry myself.

Poets Who Blog manager

SweetTalkingGuy said...

What goes around, comes around.

Cool poetry!


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