Definately not your worst... I appreciated it. It told a story, and it was such an accurate description of what happens when people are subject to abuse. I only wish somehow there would have been a bit more emotion... But admitedly I'm not sure how you would go about doing so. Perhaps a stanza about the abused woman.... her feelings... How did SHE pretend? What was she telling herself that prevented her from leaving before it was too late?