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Posted on:July 5, 2017 at 04:00 AM

I protected you from poverty,
from the inadequacies of life.

I protected you from loneliness,
my love ever at your side.

I protected you from boredom,
an adventure always planned.

I protected you from danger,
your presence never unmanned.

In a moment of vulnerability,
of pain and anger and fear,

I struck you in my rage,
blinding and severe.

A lifetime of protection, in a moment lost:
dismissed, brushed aside.

I couldn’t protect you from myself,
and for that I’ll be crucified.