What Have You Done To My Lover?

You said you would 'always' love me.
It seems not too long ago.
And then,
We invited the increase of bills to come in.

Taxes on a monthly mortgage grew.
And every few years,
There was a need to exchange two cars...
For ones that were new.

And those precious innocent children,
We once held in our arms to adore...
Now tell us where to go, what to kiss...
And when we get done,
What to ourselves we should do...
Before they leave to slam either front or back doors.

And the expense of keeping up with the neighbors,
Has had us seeking additional employment...
Since the effects of the economy,
Has us reacting to each other...
As if we are terrified to sleep with the 'enemy'.

I know on some nights,
I'd rather keep on all the lights!

Personally...
I have become saddened by this!
The person I fell in love with,
I don't recognize anymore.

You spend every available dime we have,
On gym dues and annual make-overs...
We simply can not afford.

Who are you?
And what have you done to my lover?

You said you would 'always' love me.
It seems not too long ago.
And then,
We invited the increase of bills to come in.
And they are about to throw us out of our own house.

by Lawrence S. Pertillar

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