In The End

I begged
waited for you to hear
to acknowledge
the words that I was speaking
only you looked at me
as though I spoke a foreign language.
I screamed
stomping my feet
like a child you said
driving me to rage
you still were not listening
only pretending to engage.
burned my face
flowing over cheeks
dripping from chin
you wag a finger at me
cannot believe I will not shut my mouth.
Ragged breath
no longer can I care
furrows rent
flesh beneath my nails…..
I despise you.
I hate you.
I loath you.
False claims of love
never ending
pants on fire
I will stab you in the end.
©Jan. 28/23

You Made Her Cry

I knew. 
Red flags only I saw.
falling on deaf ears
hearing what I have to say.
I watched.
Her love for you;
it slipped
it slid
it wound itself around you
swearing upon the bible
changes were coming.
No longer would you abuse.
No longer would you lie.
No longer would you cheat.
lies you whispered
lies you told
falling on deaf ears
she so wanted to believe
even as I watched the collapse
of this fairy tale you promised.
Barely understood her
the screams
the tears
the pain
but it finally penetrated
you had done it again.
When I arrived
she was a bloody mess.
My rage grew
until all I saw was red.
She begged me not to do anything rash.
I promised I would not.
After the hospital
I took her home;
my home;
put her to bed
kissed her on the forehead
and whispered.....
I've gotta go
I need to see a man about a horse.
I sat in that darkened room
waiting for you.
I heard your steps
I heard you stumble
and the cold smile
the one you always hated
spreads across my face as I wait.
You scream her name.
You yell such abuse.
When you walk in the room
turn on the lights
see me sitting here
caressing your bat
your venom spewed
as I prevoked.
Touched you there.
Touched you here.
Touched you with one swing
that broke your ribs.
writhing on the ground
swearing you will get me
she is yours
never will you let her go.
He came at me officer.
I tried to reason with him
I swear.
Never will he touch my sister again.
Never will he berate,
cause her fear.....
I did warn him
what would happen
if ever
he made her cry again.

©Jan. 7/23
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