This poem is about Melanie’s experience in an emotionally abusive relationship.
Penance by Melanie Frageorgia
Liar is the name you have given me
Daughter of a snake
Can it be true?
You once begged kisses of this forked tongue
Now you call me Deceiver, False One,
Order me prostrate
Covered in ashes
“Don’t you know the truth is venomous and meant to be spat?”
I do not owe you this misery
I have paid and overpaid what you would exact
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