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How cowardly could it be to
Prefer to hurt everyone except yourself?

Walking out the door when it gets too hot
And everything is perfect
Dark and blue lighting streaming into the blank faces glaring into the television of our lives
What happens behind closed doors
Drawn blinds
Ebony Corridors
Physical poetry blown out of proportion into dangerous schemes

To leave before the system is rendered defenseless
All the aches and bitter choking on addictive tendencies
Packing up and leaving before it's too late

To hand him the rope and tie it lovingly around his neck
And watch him sway

Its better this way, I say from underneath full lashes and a pout
And he smiles and trusts me as he kicks the chair and
Hangs, choking on my perfume lingering in the air

Diabolical chemicals mixing up with miscommunication of misplaced love

Blows me a last kiss
I toss the match
And he goes up in flames

Walking away to find another sucker with cold hard cash and a surplus sex drive
Noting his smile and eye color
Tailor fitting the noose to perfection

One after another

Pushing the backs of chairs with quick stiletto heels
Lines of brave men         
Dangling like leaves

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  1. Date: 4/8/2009 3:22:00 AM
    Powerful and emotionally stirring. I can feel your pain and betrayal is a treacherous thing that haunts the heart and soul. Its hard to get over some things, as I am still not over what my husband put me through. I think I'm over it and then POOF its back with a vengeance. As if you can't tell by my writings. Hee Hee. Excellent, though, really. Aleera

  1. Date: 12/30/2008 1:00:00 PM
    '...dangling like leaves,' ...what an image! marvelous phrasing... visceral and vibrant language. Best wishes, Keith

  1. Date: 9/1/2008 7:55:00 PM
    JerryReed had a song, "When you're hot you're hot" Nice to see your name up there again. Great to have you back and with flying colors in this one. All I've got to say is "What a way to go!" God Bless. (I'm still allowed to say that. The liberals haven't taken over yet). Vince

  1. Date: 8/30/2008 6:46:00 PM
    Hi Bella this is the first time I've read your writes, in this one I can feel the raw pain an emotion coming through this write, sometimes people don't know that they had a good thing until it's too late, believe me when i say if he does not know it now, he will, and hopefully by then you will have had time to heal, nice write, take care dear, D-nyce

  1. Date: 8/30/2008 8:12:00 AM
    Hi Bella. Well wow, you are back with a vengeance. Powerful write, sensing a bit of anger here, and perhaps some of what you might like to do. : ) Then again perhaps this is about someone else. So much more to the love and mystery of poetry. Some awesome lines here. Great to read you again. Love, Shar

  1. Date: 8/30/2008 1:38:00 AM
    Hi Bella - Well I reckon more than one feller has gone out that way thinking "Man what a way to go" - now whether that thought is in a good or bad way is all left up to interpretation - Great to read you again - God bless