Black Poetry : Dr Jekyll~Mrs Hide

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  1. Kitana

    Kitana Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Mr Johnson works the railway
    every day from nine to five
    at the end of every work day
    he goes home to his wife
    Mr Johnson's "Mr Nice Guy"
    all his neighbours think he's great
    he's honest, hardworking and friendly
    happy and smiling each day

    Mrs Johnson's a different story
    doesn't talk much, really shy
    she hangs her head and turns away
    whenever someone walks by
    Mrs Johnson doesn't go out much
    she prefers to stay at home
    in fact she's only ever seen
    when Mr Johnson's gone

    Mr Johnson has lots of friends
    one visits him every night
    Mrs Johnson doesn't like him
    he doesn't treat her right
    Mr Johnson likes him though
    they've been friends for years
    Mrs Johnson's begged and pleaded
    but he doesn't understand her fears

    Mr Johnson's friend is nasty
    after a while he gets angry
    Mrs Johnson doesn't trust him
    she thinks he's mean and crazy
    Mr Johnson likes his company
    his friend is a real mans man
    Mrs Johnson is scared of him
    she just doesn't understand

    Mr Johnson doesn't see the problem
    she should just shut her mouth
    If she doesn't like him
    she just should leave the house
    Mrs Johnson has tried to leave
    the friend stops her at the door
    tells her it will be okay
    he won't upset her anymore

    Mrs Johnson doesn't believe him
    but she comes back anyway
    she knows what will happen
    if she tries to walk away
    Mr Johnson's happy now
    his friend is happy too
    he likes when Mrs Johnson
    does what he tells her to

    Mr Johnson works the railway
    every day from nine to five
    when the day is over
    he goes home and beats his wife
    Mr Jonhson, is no "Mr Nice Guy"
    he's just a drunken devil in disguise
    when the night comes calling
    he's Dr Jekyll, she's Mrs Hide

    (c) nfn 2001
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    dayummmm!!!

    this **** just makes me so mad how one come
    home to beat her like a fool
    no heart// no soul // no respect and so true
    I see this all the tyme ......but i say send his
    a** to me let him try it on a real man ....****!
    so sad and painful ****.:(
     
  3. alyce

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    tell the story

    Poet....wish it was just a fairy tale. :(

    thank you

    a
     
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    RE: DR. JEKYLL~MRS.HIDE

    How utterly, awesomely, disgustingly true....it's devastating to
    know that such a dastardly thing happens to women....but there
    is another silent minority...as I have discovered that it happens to
    "men" too! How shameful that we can find ourselves "united" in
    a quest of "death for peace"....yet so disjointed by "showing/seeking love through violence!" It's things like this
    that helps to make the human existence such a dichotomy, and the word "mankind" such an oxymoron!
    My heart is heavy from the acquisition of such knowledge...yet my
    soul is enlightened at the thought that sharing it will assist some
    one in removing themselves from such a situation!
    Thank you for this poet, and may your words have the same effect
    as did the rams' horns at JERICHO!!!

    ..............SAARONCROWELL...............
     
  5. Kitana

    Kitana Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Rich...thanks for the words...this makes me so mad too..I have a sister who puts up with this and won't get out of the relationship..it gives me the chills and makes me wonder what makes women stay with men like these...and it is sad..especially when children are involved...as you say, these are not real men..

    a...me too, but unfortunately it's a real life scenario on a daily basis for too many...thanks for your support...

    SC...I agree with everything you say...it always seems to me that these "people" prey on victims with low self esteem and then tear them to shreds....it amazes me that they can be like this in the safety of their own walls yet present such a different image to the outside world....they are cowards in every sense of the word....thanks for the read and the comments...much appreciated...

    K
     
  6. blakverb

    blakverb Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Kitana,

    Nice melancholy piece queen...I've also had people close to me in these types of situations a "self induced slow torture" is what I call it. Nice scribe yet sad.

    blak
     
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