Why? (2)

Why? (2)

A Chapter by Debbie Barry

Another poem of confusion.




September 5, 1988

Why can't he understand?
He gets angry so easily.
He doesn't realize
How his anger hurts me.
Why is he so violent?
Why so self-righteous?
I don't understand.
I love him,
But I can't live with anger
As strong as his.
I can't let myself
Be hurt by him.
I love him,
But I need to be fair
To myself.
Why am i his target
Every time he is angry?
What did I ever do to him?
I don't understand.
His anger is constant:
Only his subject changes.
I wish he would be gentle,
Like he was before.
He was kind to me
Before we were married.
Now he treats me
As a servant,
And a target for his wrath.
It hurts me.
I love him,
But I don't like to be hurt.
I don't want to lose him;
But I am confused.
I don't understand
His constant anger.
I wish he understood,
So he could control it.
I'm sure he can
Control it if he chooses.
I wish he would.

© 2017 Debbie Barry

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Author's Note

Debbie Barry
I wrote this when I was 19. Initial reactions appreciated.

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Added on November 9, 2017
Last Updated on November 9, 2017
Tags: poem, poetry, question, confusion, emotion

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Debbie Barry
Debbie Barry

Clarkston, MI

I live with my husband in southeastern Michigan with our two cats, Mister and Goblin. We enjoy exploring history through French and Indian War re-enactment and through medieval re-enactment in the So.. more..