I caved to coercion from guilt-laden faults
as you throw silky threats of dire results
to “protect” children you hold dear.
Yet I think that you more fear
the loss of mad reckless spending.
This breach bespeaks half-hearted mending.
You say your forgiveness repaired our rift.
Yet cold hearted retaliation is your gift.
Emotionally beaten I turn into stone.
“Failure is mine and mine alone”
This is a very personal poem written when stuffed full of anger and unhappiness and needed a release from repressed feelings.