You have the right to be angry; you don’t have the right to be cruel

“You never listen,” she said.

“Your ego has blinded you,” she said.

“You are a controlling person,” she said.

“You always want it your way,” she said.

“You shirk your duties at home,” she said.

“You are getting nowhere in your job and life,” she said.

“You don’t earn enough, I earn more than you,” she said.

“You are useless, worthless, selfish and can do nothing right,” she said.

“Get in line or get out,” she said.

“It’s over!”

He heard her out, each word piercing his heart like an arrow which aims to kill.

His heart cried out tears of anguish, the arrow had found it’s mark.

Bloodied and wounded, his flesh torn apart, he tried and tried and then tried some more to make sense of what had gone wrong between them.

Torn asunder, he explained his side of things, hoping fervently to see love gleaming in her eyes as it had once a long, long time ago.

“I am sorry,” he pleaded.

“I do try,” he teared up.

“I do listen,” he said.

“I am working hard, I want to accomplish our goals too,” he said.

I am trying my best,” he said.

“All I want is us to be together and happy,” he said.

“I have never diminished your feelings, that was not my aim,” he explained.

“Don’t you love me anymore?” he beseeched.

“No,” she shook her head, “it’s over.”

“I blame you for everything that has gone wrong between us,” she declared.

“I don’t have the time or energy to fritter away my life anymore on you,” she pronounced.

“I just don’t care anymore,” she screamed, “your pleas and cries mean nothing to me.”

He turned around then, hoping and waiting for her to understand, to stop playing the blame game, to stop hating him.

He waited and waited. He tried and tried.

He shed silent tears till his eyes ran dry.

His hopes, his dreams, his self-respect abandoned him.

His heart at first pounded hard, to keep him alive with hope.

It hammered harder to keep the flame in him shine brighter.

With each taunt, with each jeer, with each jibe, with each misunderstanding, his heart grew heavier and darker.

The flame in him dimmed till it died — forever.

It was finally over!

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