LOVE YOU TO DEATH
The first time he hits you isn’t the first time he’s abused you.
First he called you names, controlled and verbally misused you.
You think it’s cute that he wants you all to himself,
That is until, you somehow totally lose yourself.
Look in the mirror, unrecognized reflection,
For true love, you’ve mistaken deception!
He does not love you; he’s just a control freak!
To make himself feel stronger, he makes you feel weak!
So weak, that you’ve lost all your self esteem!
Where is the love now?…merely a pipe dream.
But he’s just a sociopath, who just loves to charm.
Wait until he kisses, you while twisting your arm!
Wait until he pushes you into the tub on your back!
Wait until you land so hard you feel your tailbone crack!
While you’re on the phone talking to 9-1-1!
He boldly puts to your temple a loaded 45 gun!
Trust me, it’s not cool begging and pleading for your life!
To the man who asked you to “lovingly” be his wife.
The honeymoon is the “I’m sorry’s and “See what you made me do’s”
Only until the next time he blackens and blues you!
Please, for your children, you have to plan to get away!
The cycle will just continue if you decide to stay.
The kids will grow up and think that love hurts-
Falling in love with someone who treats them like dirt.
You must plan, save some money, pack a bag!
Hindsight is 20/20, you saw the red flags!
His subtle manipulation “Baby stay home with me tonight!”
With full blinders on you sweetly say “Alright.”
Don’t just wait around for him to suddenly change.
Before then, you’ll find out he’s completely deranged!
Please make an escape plan without him knowing,
Or six feet under is the only place you’ll be going!
By Antoinette Denise Johnson
Excerpt from the book
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