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Broken Vows

Broken Vows©2017
Written by
Lewis, Y.K

My beloved, I vowed this promise to love, to honor and obey until death do us part. It was truly all my pleasure to serve you in all my duties. To walk by your side, to lay in your bed, and to bear your children to make your house a home.

To work outside and inside your home to earn my worth in your eyes. To be the housekeeper, bookkeeper, childcare provider, taxi, personal assistant, cook, animal groomer, activity coordinator, nurse, and but not least your lover.
My desire was to give you more of me and in my giving of more, I found it was too much to bear.

I am all consuming in every area of our relationship, I want, what I want, when I want it and without regard to your schedule. I was your lamb that sacrificed herself without fault of your stewardship always asking you to be mindful of the presents that were given unto you.

You hit, you lied, you schemed, you stole, you cheated, you accused, you pushed, you spoke sickness into our home, you spoke death into our family, you spoke debt into our finances, and yet there was no love.
I feared it was all my actions that caused you to treat me this way. Yet, I stayed. I stayed, but the cost of the picture presented to the public was more than I could bear.

The example of saying, “Do as I say, and not as I do.” Won’t do when you’re the example. I sought counsel for guidance to my not so unique circumstances, truth is I didn’t break my vows they were broken with the first strike, I had received from my beloved’s hands

Copyright © Lewis Y. K | Year Posted 2017

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Growing Up

The little boy yearly grew and grew
Hoping he’d know what his dad knew.
Dad began to wonder as he watched the lad
Could he give guidance like a sensible dad?

He thought repeatedly on things from his past
And hoped that the mold wasn’t forever cast.
Surely by now a lesson he’d learned,
Reverting to his past should purposefully be spurned.

“Do as I say and not as I do”
Is a mentality some have – ‘tis true.
The truth of the matter is really quite simple,
This is the poorest of a poor example.

Wisdom is often at the center of one’s thoughts
Sadly some think it’s that which can be bought.
Wisdom is imparted from God above
To those who’ve experienced His indwelling love.

Copyright © DrJim Martin | Year Posted 2012

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Lost Identity

Give me your trust
You owe it to me
I haven’t faltered lately
And I hold the key

A few small mistakes
Why do you care?
Respect my authority
Cast away your despair 

You’re so immature
When will you grow up?
So I haven’t been truthful
You need so suck it up

Mind games I play
Day in and day out
Forget your intuitions
You’re ridiculously in doubt

Do as I say and not as I do
I control all the power
To cast my spell over you

You’re now a different person
Completely my creation anew 
This was my intentions abroad
Forcing you to finally subdue

Now that I have you
Completely under my spell
Forget the family you had
Bid them all a farewell

I have many plans for you
You’ll finally see the light
Forsaking all our enemies
Your will is gone to fight

I’ll take care of you
As I always have you’ll see
Don’t worry about my methods
For the process is to become me

Copyright © Stacy Stiles | Year Posted 2007