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

Poetry, Short Stories

Harsh reality


She thought what she found
Was the best she ever had!
She never wanted to take
Any of it for granted.
She wanted to do things differently!

She made every effort
To make it a priority.
She wanted it to last forever,
But unfortunately
She was just an option.

She kept hoping and praying
It would one day be
More than just a ‘thought’.
She was certain what she found
Was the best she ever had!

But forever isn’t possible
Without making certain things
A priority.
How could something so right
Still turn out so wrong?


Image source: Google images
Contents compiled: October 8 2016
Originally published: October 9 2016
Copyright © 2016 Moylom Enterprises