My Monstrous Apology
by Toni Leamon
I really just wanted the perfect man.
I’m sorry, I didn’t mean any harm.
I didn’t use science, no not at all,
Just some love, affection, and seduction.
I thought I could create a better you
That wanted my body, my soul, my heart.
I didn’t mean to create a monster.
I am not Frankenstein, I swear, I’m not!
My only motive was for you to be
Everything I needed you to be.
But the more I write, the more I realize.
You did not ask to be changed by me,
You had no warning, no chance to say no.
I created the monster that you’ve become,
I am the Frankenstein of your heart and
Now you have revolted against my love.
© 2017 Toni Leamon
Toni Leamon is a university student at the Grenfell
Campus of Memorial University of Newfoundland. She is majoring in
English Literature and she enjoys writing poetry that incorporates the
favorable and dreadful conditions of love across all genres.
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