Manipulation

Even as you shared
your suffering with me
you called it love
there in your moments of
sheer destitution

Now the time has come
for revolution
as I return your soul to you
for I am through
with your manipulations

I need to breathe again
and feel each moment when
my heart beats true
yet this I cannot do
while I'm with you

for you tangle each emotion
turning them into
the furthest thing
from love that's true
and this I can no longer do

because I know the truth
lives in the unobstructed feel
and flow of love

a love that once flowed free
between two souls
but now the flow
has been obstructed
by the gross manipulations
of your mind

?Michaelette?

12/4/99
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