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Sue's husband was a control freak
Ted told her what to do and when to do it
Right down to what and when to eat 
And what clothing she should  wear
Never letting her do anything without his permission
Getting away from his demands was impossible 
Life for Sue was absolutely unbearable
Every single movement she made was tracked by his cell phone
He had a stranglehold on her very existence
One day she cracked and Ted was found with fatal stab wounds
Later Sue confessed to his murder 
Death for Ted was her only way of living

Title 1 stranglehold

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8/22/19

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Date: 8/25/2019 7:13:00 AM
The last line is absolutely perfect! If you have ever had a control freak enter your family, and I have, two of them in fact, but they were divorced back out, happily enough - where was I? - You can relate to this!
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Date: 8/24/2019 5:32:00 PM
To be controlled by anyone is quite shocking and such a scary thought. For your only true escape is to annialate that person, something that most could or would not be able to do. An excellent write Jan on a very sensitive subject. Good luck. With kindest thoughts Ann xx
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Date: 8/23/2019 2:44:00 PM
A domineering person such as this one would certainly make life unbearable, Jan. I'm not surprised that in the end she flipped...had she been strong enough she'd have strangled him! hugs // paul
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Date: 8/23/2019 6:15:00 AM
A very serious one indeed...the consequence of dominance...May this poem open the eyes of abusers...
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Date: 8/22/2019 7:40:00 PM
wow, this is powerful and so true, sadly, when a woman is abused in any form, there often is no way out without the death of one of them....great write~ i could see this one unfolding! hugs
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Date: 8/22/2019 6:09:00 PM
Nicely written. Sad and all too true of some relationships. Best wishes for the contest.
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Date: 8/24/2019 7:25:00 PM
thanks so much:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 8/22/2019 5:25:00 PM
Hello Jan, that was her only way out. Have a nice evening my friend.
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Date: 8/24/2019 7:24:00 PM
Thanks Darlene, sadly there are those in abusive controlling relationships and they do have a tragic ending:-( hugs Jan xx
Date: 8/22/2019 3:29:00 PM
Wow! So powerful and wonderfully written Jan. Best wishes. Ron
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Date: 8/22/2019 5:20:00 PM
Thanks so much:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 8/22/2019 3:00:00 PM
Fine Write Jan, bringing out a real truth in many peoples life. Hope you've had a happy day, Blessings, Gordon
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Date: 8/22/2019 5:20:00 PM
Thanks gordon it's been a wonderful day, hope all is good with you and your loved ones xx:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 8/22/2019 1:39:00 PM
Clever write....and a reasonable explanation for an act of violence during an episode of erupting anger occasioned by having reached the limits of endurance of such treatment...…... I liked it.
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Date: 8/22/2019 1:47:00 PM
Thanks Leo, sadly there are toxic relationships like that, we don't know what happens in other peoples lives:-( hugs jan xx
Date: 8/22/2019 12:32:00 PM
Could have put this controlling soul in the urn, with that Greek guy References to your other poem "A GREEK TRAGEDY" Would have saved on funeral cost 2 fer 1 dust to dust...G-Luck in contest LOL!! James
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Date: 8/22/2019 1:23:00 PM
lol James you have an excellent memory for my poem a greek tragedy - yes Sue should put the scum bag in an urn!:-) hugs jan xx
Date: 8/22/2019 11:23:00 AM
Such a sad existance some lead Jan and often its not until they get married that it starts. Good luck. Tom
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Date: 8/22/2019 11:35:00 AM
Yes you are probably right there tom and once they are married the stranglehold is even stronger especially if children are involved:-(hugs Jan xx
Date: 8/22/2019 9:56:00 AM
Really good Jan. I looked at this contest yesterday and this word in particular but couldn't come up with anything. You found a winning approach. I really liked this
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Date: 8/22/2019 10:28:00 AM
Thanks Chris, the word has 2 interpretations so I went with the second one, thanks for commenting on the poem:-) hugs jan xx
Date: 8/22/2019 8:17:00 AM
- No one can live a life determined by others, really beautifully done Jan - Luck in the contest :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 8/22/2019 10:27:00 AM
Thanks Anne-Lise, sadly no one really knows what goes on behind closed doors:-( hugs Jan xx
Date: 8/22/2019 7:47:00 AM
Do such people exist? She should have put her foot down from day one. Hugs xo
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Date: 8/22/2019 7:50:00 AM
Sadly they do Victor I read stories in magazines of women so controlled they end up killing their abuser as its the only way to escape from the relationship:-( hugs Jan xx
Date: 8/22/2019 7:44:00 AM
Hi Jan, I hope all is well on your side? A great poem. Mark
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Date: 8/22/2019 7:47:00 AM
Hi Mark brilliant to see you back, hubby recently had 6 1/2 weeks radio therapy but now has the all clear:-) so life couldn't be better!:-) hugs jan xx