The Couple

There were stars in her eyes
There were tiny bells on her ankles
In a mist of white veil, and flowers
Champagne, church bells n good wishes
They started their life together with
Great fanfare, dreams and promises.

Honeymoon was soon over when
Mundane life with its mundane chores
Soon took over falling into a routine
Their best shoe forward was a thing
Of the past as busy life scooped them up
In its vortex placing them in its grind

Passions of love and loving wore thin
Getting ragged at the edges n soon eroded
Giving way to impatience and anger
His mask slipped displaying his true colors
And he started scoring points at home
Compensating for his losses abroad

She loved him dearly and tried to find him
In this hard stranger who was so embittered
Working out his inadequacies by being
Mean and nasty and subduing her mentally
She bore it all while trying to cope with this
Phenomenon who entered her life unsuspectingly

The cozy home she longed for became a prison
Matters became worse when mental torture
Was soon followed by physical abuse as well
She cowered and cried in shame in the dark
Covering her bruises and being mortally afraid
Furious n mortified for letting this happen to her.

She had a very low threshold for pain
Which had led to this monster’s success
She had to find courage to beat this scourge
That had robbed her of her persona n dignity
God’s grace and a helping hand and a bold step
Must deliver her from this Bermuda Triangle!

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