Fatal Flaw

Fatal Flaw

A Chapter by Debbie Barry

A poem about a guy.


Fatal Flaw


December 23, 1995

An innocent meeting of total strangers
Led me again to heartbreak.
I should have learned through the years
That my heart has a fatal flaw.

I love too quickly, and so I loved you
Before I knew who you are.
You tried to control me and mold my being
Into your image of who I am.

I will not be broken again in my life;
I am myself forever.
You cannot change me for your purpose;
I have become who I really am.

For Mitch C.

© 2017 Debbie Barry

Author's Note

Debbie Barry
I wrote this when I was 26. Initial reactions welcome.

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Added on November 9, 2017
Last Updated on November 9, 2017
Tags: poem, poetry, relationship, dating

My Youngish Adult Poetry


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..