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by Ruan Mills Burke
Friday, July 06, 2012
Rated "G" by the Author.
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You don’t see me

You only see my surface

Should you deign to glance upon it


You don’t know me

To you, I am a marionette

To do your bidding as you pull my strings


You don’t value me

My loyalty goes unheeded

Whilst you tend your selfish desires


You don’t favour me

To you, I am second best

A deviant to your lofty ideals


You don’t cherish me

You use misery and sorrow

To bully my tattered heart


You don’t love me

Your cruelty knows no bounds

You find too much pleasure in my pain


You don’t need me

I am sorry for them but

There are others you can torment.







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Reviewed by Ronald Hull
There is much more than narcissists see.

Reviewed by jude forese
sometimes, passing our pain along to others seems to make ours more tolerable ...
Reviewed by Mr. Ed
So sadly, far too many now seem to find pleasure in another's pain today.
Reviewed by Budd Nelson
For those who have felt this type of violation, you give vent to their built up pain in this well versed work.
Reviewed by Morgan Merriweather
well penned. ~ Morgan
Reviewed by Mary Ann Biddinger
Thought in rendering emotional pain and torment
guides your pen in this sadness. Well done Ruan.

Lady Mary Ann
Reviewed by Diana Legun (Reader)
Oh my! This rings of violation. What odds produced such words, I know them. It takes one having been a 'marionette' to see one who has been a 'marionette' and appreciate first-hand, these ills. Thank you. ~~ Diana
Reviewed by Lily of Lough Neagh C. Dennis-Woosley
For the narcissist only cares for them-self and has no concern for another. If you have experienced this, it would be very painful.

Love and Light
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton
Sad, and familiar refrain, Ruan, and if this is a "truism," I am sorry for it, but happy you are bequeathing the pain and sorrow to someone else.
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