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blackmail

he’s been with her for 4 years,
having knocked her up the first night
they did the deed &
she had 2 kids by 2 other fathers
prior to that hot & steamy
moment,
some time after work
where they had met each other---
and the father of the second daughter
was still stalking her &
they thought the kid might be his
& a whole load of drama 
ensued.

when the dust cleared,
the kid was that of the new 
acquaintance &
what followed was a traditional father
staying with his kid,
even though love had not entered the
arena yet.

he was 10 years younger &
unappreciative of her,
cheating on her early &
never telling her,
then sliding it into conversation,
later, when he thought the coast was 
clear.

father has a daughter but he wants a
son---
he wants a son from the same mother & yet
she does not want to go through the whole
bottle & diaper routine
one
more
time---
so, he decides to withhold sex from her &
she is in her 
prime---
he decides to withhold sex &
gets her two daughters from the other fathers
walk around the house day in & day out
commenting on how they want a brother,
as if to influence their mother who does not 
want this---
but she feels that if she doesn’t give him what he
wants,
that the problems evident in their relationship 
will not stop,
not to mention the fact that they may never 
have sex again.

she sacrifices herself,
giving up her own wants & needs
to make him happy
(as if another kid is some kind of 
magical antidote),
fully aware that she may not even have a
son
(so does that mean she is supposed to keep on
popping them out until she does?)---
she is being
blackmailed.  

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