Margaret Alice Second

Gold Star - 16,155 Points (24 January 1961 / South Africa)

Truth Sets You Free (2) - Poem by Margaret Alice Second

The truth will set you free – my insistence that she is a fraudster
prevented my nephew from feeling sorry for her and accepting
her orders to fix her car by getting a new battery and this made
it clear to the criminal who uses emotional blackmail to get her
own way that this victim got away

She ordered the truck to load her things today, complaining by
email that a security company was stalking her, she called the
police and gloated to my nephew that she lodged a complaint
with the police, as his sister, mother, security guards and police
all came together at the same time

He explained to the police the woman married him under false
pretences and that he used the security company to ensure the
safety of his property, he prevented her from taking the bike he
paid for; the computer he bought her – when he still thought she
was his loving wife, before she denounced him

The moment he had finished paying off her debts – he did not
realise what she was doing at first, but my knowledge of some
criminal mysteries by Agatha Christie & Le Malade Imaginaire
by Voltaire enabled me to recognise the symptoms of a young
woman at her wits end making use of

A man to bail her out of trouble, then accusing him of many faults
in order to get out of her marital duties, making him the scapegoat,
my observation at the wedding ceremony of her constipated look
& lacklustre face enabled me to recognise the signs of a scheming
woman out to blackmail a sweet young man

Only my shouting at him got my nephew to refuse to help her and
threaten to throw out her stuff – because he felt sorry for her at
the beginning – forced her to get out, I would have felt sorry for
her myself – if I had not read her exultant Facebook messages
rejoicing in getting out of her false vows…

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Poem Edited: Thursday, October 3, 2013

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