Long, long ago, before I was married to Hubby, I had a brief marriage to a man I'll call Meanie. I didn't realize he was a meanie at the time, of course, but in looking back I realize that I married him for the wrong reasons. It wasn't long after we married that the cold, hard truth that he had a drinking problem set in. And he was a mean drunk. And altho I thought he was harmless, one night he punched me across the face and broke my jaw.
I was caught off-guard,
Never thought to be afraid
Of my own husband.
At first I lied about it - told everyone I fell in the bathtub. Because I was ashamed. But it also wasn't much longer that I got away from him. Because Hubby the Hero saved me - gave me the confidence I needed to get away from Meanie. Then swept in and married me himself. That clever fellow!
Riding a white horse,
He broke my defenses down
And captured my heart.
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