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Caveman's Comeuppance

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Caveman's Comeuppance

You drew me in with charm, smiles and promises 
To a world of conditional love 

‘Do as I say, woman. I am man! UGG!' 

A caveman, no backbone, hunched ignorance 
Abuse your middle name 
Told me I would never amount to much 
Without you I’d be nothing 

‘No one want you. You spawned. Secondhand. Used up. Whore’ 

I dreamed of escape 
With nowhere to go 
My home a cage 
In his cave 
Me his slave 
One reason to live, my kids 
I barely cared 

Months turned into years 
My zestful soul ebbed to complete numbness 
Not a hope left 
For happiness 
Life lost all attraction 

I looked up 
Devoid of fear 
And begged 
‘If this is it, as good as it gets 
Please take me now’ 

My prayer fell on death ears 

You thought everything was okay 
Mr. Complacency 
Each day strung together in exactly the same way 
How could you see the draconian change in me? 
Taking my life for granted 
You were sure I would be around for good 


I plotted and schemed 
Stock piled on essential 
And when you least expected it 


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  1. Date: 2/15/2012 11:56:00 AM
    sometimes it is enough to simply get out of there, and sometimes it is enough just to live through it. I know. Be strong! hugs, Catie

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    Date: 2/15/2012 11:58:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    thanks for your comment, i got this one for old memory banks, life's really great and has been for decades now, but it's good to have so much to write about from my crappy start. cheers ~ cc x