Written for: Friday Writings #43: Toxic Love
"Write poetry inspired by the concept of "toxic love".
There are intelligent women
whose heads get to spinnin'
when a strong personality man
captivates them, they extend their hand
only to discover his need
to control her every opinion, deed,
and sometimes even her appearance–
all without asking for clearance.
Her reluctance to marry makes him coax
her ceaselessly with master strokes.
She relents, swept along for the haul.
Suddenly personality man stalls.
He cheats on her; he tells her it's over.
She is stunned. Was he merely a poser?
In time she sees he'd stolen her essence.
She regains herself, finds she has substance.
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