Sunday, July 10, 2011

“Even in the Beginning”

even in the beginning
your smiles never reached your eyes
your innocuous words disguised your intent
as your fear festered into resentment 

even in the beginning
you ignored overtures of friendship
your instinctive defenses kicked into place
as your panic mired you into an abyss of hatred 

even in the beginning
your radar sounded alarms
your battle instincts honed your cruelty
as your protection of family obsessed you
even in the beginning
your projections became reality
your denials and lies believable
as you rewrote history to fit your views
even in the beginning
your rationalizations rang with sincerity
your bitterness overtaking your soul
as you attacked to annihilate a phantom 

Copyright 2011 Elizabeth Abrams Chapman

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