Two Unhappy People Make Five
Their love was pure until it wasn’t.
She kept thinking it was her fault.
If she could just outguess him, things could be lovely again.
She tried to dress the right way, say the right things,
keep silent when he wanted silence,
She tamped down her natural charm, because it annoyed him now.
She became almost invisible, so things might work out
So they could go back to the “happily ever after” love she sought
She became hypervigilant, outguessing his moods.
The more compliant and obedient she became,
the angrier prince charming seemed to be.
His disparaging comments and pouty ways began dictating her behaviors.
Two unhappy people, in a union that only one wanted to save
Sadly, eventually involved three frightened children
Who learned to be hypervigilant and silent like their mother.
Copyright © Caren Krutsinger | Year Posted 2021
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