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A chapter in the book World As I See It 6

Beware Karma

by Barb Hensongispsaca

When we first met
you were my
funny little boy
full of energy and poise
always there to make me

As we dated
you were my
incorrigible clown
full of piss and vinegar
always there to make me

When we wed
you were my
knight in shining armor
full of loving words
always there to make me feel

Starting life together
you were my
soul mate
full of adventure
always there to
make me want

In a few years
you became my
cult leader
full of ideas
always there to
make me feel

A few more years
you became my
controlling master
full of demands
always there to
make me feel

Add a few more
you became my
drunken lord
full of pain
always there to
make me feel

Surviving a few more
you became my
full of plans
always there to
inflict hidden

Taking your power on
you became my
BDSM expert
full of terror
always there to
demand no tears or

Now through your lifestyle
you became my
mindless patient
full of confusion
always there to
ask for my help
not remembering.

As I say goodbye
you have become my
lost memory
full of regret and questions
always there in my thoughts
playing 'what if'
but not for me.

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