The decision to leave was not sudden
She had deliberated hard and long
It is not easy to walk out of a relationship
But continuing with it seemed all wrong
She had nurtured it with love, blood and sweat
Giving it all that she could
But he just didn’t seem to care
Whatever she did, was never ever good
Not good enough to meet his exacting standards
Nor was it easy to please his critical nature
The future seemed dismal and full of gloom
This would continue lifelong, she could wager!
Sick and tired of it, she had taken the drastic step
A life sans luxury but one of peace beckoned
She looked back one last time
That she would cross the threshold, even she had not reckoned!