You arrived at a most inopportune time
Life for me was not good, fate was conspiring against me
The torment I felt must have shown on my face
I’m embarrassed by what transpired.
Something that must have appeared trivial to you
Was being blown out of scale and bigger than it should have been.
The upturned faces, the malice of words angrily uttered
Created a scenario from which I now cringe.
She was prone to moments of irrationality
Flying off the handle to manufacture a scene
From there the twist of reality to make it all my fault
Must have left you wondering what you were buying into.
My humiliation was demonstrated by my leaving the room
I refused to return, I wanted to be rid of that situation
Knowing you had witnessed it didn’t help
I wondered how I might overcome my shame.
I’m not like that, I want that known,
I’m no heartless self-centred bastard,
If you give me a chance you’ll see for yourself
Behind the tears and the indignity, you saw,
Lies a man, a good man almost loveable.