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Thief of emotion

Off-the-peg fashion, your money’s tightly rationed
No rings or jewels, possessions you have none
Skin and bone all you own, deep in debt from money loaned
How you going to manage, when the bailiffs come
He left you to struggle alone, holding the baby all on your own
Trying hard to make ends meet, no way of getting back on your feet

He’s a thief of emotion, a stealer of hearts
Preying on your passions, acting the part
A thief of emotion, dealing in pain
The tears you cry are all in vain

Afternoon, dismal room, bottle on the table
Try so hard to cope; it seems you’re not that able
Spending time drinking wine, depressed about your lover
The social worker says “you’re not fit to be a mother
But one thing they cannot provide, the love that shines from your eyes
Don’t they ever realise, your heart is crippled deep inside

He’s a thief of emotion, a stealer of hearts
Preying on your passions, acting the part
A thief of emotion, dealing in pain
The tears you cry are all in vain

Child in care no there, to ease your mind from trouble
Tears you cry fill your eyes, no baby there to cuddle
Contemplating suicide, seems you’re only option
But the child will need to be, put up for adoption
Don’t you know it’s never too late, to alter the course of your fate
I hope that you can realise, the child needs you to stay alive

He’s a thief of emotion, a stealer of hearts
Preying on your passions, acting the part
A thief of emotion, dealing in pain
The tears you cry are all in vain
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Submitted by musopa on May 09, 2021

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  • hirendra.xaviers
    Wonderful! Philipji, your words are down to earth, narrating a girl's pangs of agony creating vivid images. I would like to discover a lot from the depth of your words. salute to your poetic emotion.
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