I watched your hand reach out to me and shrank back from your touch.
I see the question in your eyes …"forgive me?" ……you ask to much.
Minutes slowly passed it seemed, but was just seconds in reality.
I watched the wide arch of your arm as you struck out at me.
Angry words just spoken seemed to hang there in the air.
The silence throbbed around me, such hatred in your stare.
I didn’t recognize the man who vowed to love and cherish.
Saw only the beginning to the end of our few years of marriage.
Took just moments for me to realize that this would not end here.
This has all been building, saw signs several times this year.
Your growing bouts of anger, slamming doors and then your gone.
Me begging for forgiveness never knowing what I’d done wrong.
You growing bolder with each submission that in fear I’d show.
For each weakness I revealed to you the stronger you would grow.
Now standing here above me forgiveness is what you seek.
Felt strength in your swing moments ago, yet now realize that your weak.
For it takes a stronger man then you to control a fit of anger.
Its the man who lets emotion rule that poses any danger.
Though it will break my heart in half to walk away from you.
Your actions left two options and leavings what I choose.
You wouldn’t beg for me to stay if you could read my mind.
If I were you, I wouldn’t lay by me, cause you gotta sleep sometime.
[This message has been edited by Lucie (edited 09-03-99).]