She did everything exceptionally well
As well as completely by the book.
She darned his socks
Gracious to his mother
Screwed him blind every night
Cooked excellent meals
Cleaned up after him
Worked all day long.
So when the hammer fell
Crashing her world completely apart
She was left wondering
What the hell she did so wrong?
Someone should have told her it hurts
Someone should have warned her it fails
Someone should have mentioned the cost of perfection
Is a coffin with a ton of nails.
Someone should have showed her the difference
Someone should have lifted the curse
Someone should have told her the perfect wife
Is something only written in verse.
Now she stands alone and barren
For he took everything he could from her
Flaunts a new woman around town
While she sits staring at these pieces of paper
That ripped her life apart.
Now medication for depression
Are the only two things keeping her together.
Someone should have told her the rules
That to men, there are none
When the grass seems greener off they will stray
But hey, they’ll load your gun.
Someone should have warned her of the hurt
The cost of it all falling apart
To always let your head overrule
What begins within your heart.
Now consumed with grief
And an almost uncontrollable urge for revenge
She sits alone every night wondering if maybe
She just didn’t deserve to be happy?
Or maybe, her children didn’t deserve a father?
Next time maybe she’ll do it differently
Doubt just a little bit more
People will talk about how jaded she is
But they didn’t have to pay what she did
So they don’t know the cost
From what you thought was heaven
Back to the real world again.
~ For my dear friend M.B.~