Gel, I have never came across a piece so close to what I have undergone than this! Marriage is indeed a life sentence when it comes to cruel things like infidelity and pretension. Hay, naku! Stress pa more! Haha
Gel I have been out of action for awhile now but I am coming back slowly... And I cone back to this, wow. Though I am not sure if its deja vu or not but seems similar to one of your others I have read before apologies if not. Lovely rhythm and rhyming piece as always.
1/ Feeling like you've been poisoned by this persons words is a dramatic opening but I guess it happens and I have been there, been charmed with words which haven't been followed through which ends up making us feel crushed like powder.
2/ When these things happen or begin to happen we should get out and fast but many of us can't or won't through fear unfortunately until it's too late.
3/ They do say love is blind and I believe it is. I have been in two abusive relationship's and after the first one I'd have sworn I'd never go back there but I did with someone else and he was so lovely at first, masking everything and I was stupid to fall for it so now I have little trust in anyone. Anyway... What a naughty man to do that on your anniversary!! Shocked face!!
4/ Not one of us listens to our parents because if they say don't do something we will and if they say do something we won't and why because we want to prove them wrong and have to learn from our own mistakes and I say this as my mum has said the same and I went against what she said.
5/ This makes me feel so sad but is very powerful.
6/ The first line here doesn't seem to go with the flow, I don't know why but I stumbled on this. How about "why did I stick it out to the end?" or "why did we have to pretend" also not sure if crumpled should be crumbled? Maybe its just me lol.
7/ Love this ending even if its sad. Marriage can feel like a life sentence if its not with someone you love I guess.