Reena’s Exploration Challenge #72 – “The Perfect Man”


She thought of him the perfect man,

Good looking, educated, a man with skills

A man she liked to be with.

Her attraction was total, he dominated her thoughts

And he enjoyed her adoration.

They courted, and he impressed her father,

He was everything the father wanted in a husband

He would be the ideal son-in-law.

They married on a bright and sunny day,

The bride looked beautiful,

Friends and family came from near and far

It was a wonderful day of celebration.

Once they said their farewells

Drove off into their married life

Things began to change.

He questioned her conversation with men at the wedding

Demanded her attention, queried what she was up to

When out of the room doing what women must do.

Their home became her prison,

He paid her attention, solely for his own gain

He neglected her, found fault,

Blamed her for everything he saw was wrong.

She came to realise he had lured her in,

Said all the things she wanted to hear

Gave her things she said she needed,

But in marriage, he was a demon.

Left alone while he sought the life of the single man

What she had she done to deserve such shoddy treatment?

Her naivety embarrassed her

She withdrew from her social circle,

He found that further cause to criticise.

One night after the pub he beat her

Left her bruised and bloodied

Her ego in tatters, she took action,

Rang, her father, told him her circumstance.

He came and took her away

Arranged a new life,

Set in motion the process to free her from his oppression.

The husband demanded her return

Said everything was her fault, she was a terrible wife

But truth bore out, she took revenge

She financially ruined him.

The idiot never saw it coming.


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17 Responses to Reena’s Exploration Challenge #72 – “The Perfect Man”

  1. Sadje says:

    Good for her! What a smuck!

  2. Reena Saxena says:

    Reblogged this on Reena Saxena and commented:
    The Perfect Man ……… by Michael

  3. Reena Saxena says:

    Many a tales came alive in the story you built within the picture – thorny arms, ogre-like posture and finally, being cut at the roots financially. I like the format you chose – it leaves space for the search engine webcrawlers to find your work.

    Thanks for joining in!

  4. Lyn says:

    Good for her! Best way to get even, hit the hip pocket. I love the picture, Michael. Have to admit, I was expecting a completely different story. 🙂

  5. Susi Bocks says:

    And this is why we create our own fairy tales. 😉

  6. Pingback: Reena’s Exploration Challenge – Week 2-7-2018 – A Writer's Life

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