The Taker

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I’ve been around longer
than you’ve been alive.
I suck the life
from those around me
and you are no exception —
It’s what I do.

I despise you, 
yet I pretend to love you
more than life itself.
For the most part
you have no clue
of my true intentions.

I don’t care
about your daily life.
Why should I?
My life is more important,
your world is insignificant
compared to mine.

All your attention
needs to be focused on me –
Go to work
and bring me all your money,
perhaps I’ll let you have some, 
but only if you use it on me.

I don’t want to hear
what you had for lunch
or who you talked to today, 
or anything for that matter,
but I’ll tell you all about my day
and you better be interested
and remember all the details!

I will diligently condition you
to think about my needs
above your own.
Before long
I will have you believe
your needs don’t matter —
your purpose is to service me,  remember?

I’m getting bored with you now,
I’ve used up all your usefulness.
If there is nothing else you can give
then why are you here?
Perhaps you should go get a second job
to satisfy my every want and need.
Your need for rest is irrelevant!

I am in your life
for one reason only,
to take what I can from you.
You are just a means to an end — a tool!
I’m hoping you’re too dumb
to realize my hidden agenda
so we can continue to live happily ever after.


Contents written: September 3 2016
Originally published: September 6 2016
Copyright © 2016 Moylom Enterprises

9 thoughts on “The Taker”

  1. Oh I saw emotional vampires and I saw addictions too! I think either could apply; and sometimes they’re simultaneous 🙂

    I love it when a piece is so well written that it has multiple interpretations 🙂
    Thanks A 🙂

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    1. Thank you.
      Yes you’re right. It’s not about any one person in particular but just an observation of behavior in various persons I’ve come across over the years.

      Great insight. ☺

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    1. Yes, to a degree.
      If there is dishonesty or lack of communication to express one’s true needs and desires then eventually things will unravel. I don’t think it’s unrealistic to the have expectations, but it is dangerous if we don’t say what they are. The other person needs to be aware so they can communicate if they can meet our expectations or not.

      Thanks for reading. Have a great day ☺ 🌷

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    1. Well that’s one way to describe it!
      But yes, to know such people exist is disgusting.

      Thanks for reading. Have a great day. Hugs ☺


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