He’s Going to Win

by reginadee2014

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He’s Going to Win

Regina Puckett


Outside a white picket fence is surrounded with flowers

Inside an heirloom gold-plated clock counts down the hours

There are rose-colored curtains blocking out caring neighbors

While a charming husband uses candy to ask for forgiveness and favors

But nightly the clock chimes away in spite of her imploring and screams

As each calculated punch and kick sets out to crush her hopes and dreams

The worried neighbors whisper about the poor woman’s many contusions

But without proof they can only draw their own assumptions and conclusions

Until finally one night the screaming and crying ceases, never to be heard again

So unless they can stop him from planting her underneath the flowers, he’s going to win