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.