Not beaten or blighted,
wracked with loss or pain,
I stand before you in judgement,
my purpose, as yet, undecided.
You have my submission,
having bowed to your requests,
but not for reasons you suspect,
or to prevent ongoing friction.
Although my head is bowed,
mirroring your condescension;
I’m now a sitter on the fence,
absolved of underlying tension.
I did not give up, per your plan;
I decided the time was right
to end this protracted, bitter fight
and be the better man.
My property settlement is finished. Whilst I could have gotten more, I chose not to. Time will tell whether that makes me a prince or a fool.
For more of my poetry, check out The All or the Nothing, my first book, available at most online book sellers in print or e-book formats.
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