Poetry

Red flags

I don’t want you speaking to other guys
I don’t want you being attractive in their eyes
I don’t want you smiling at other blokes
I don’t want you laughing at his jokes
I want you to tell me wherever you go
I want you to tell me the people you know
I want you to call me when you’re with a friend
I want you to call me about the money you spend
I’ll hold you closer when we go out
In others’ minds, there’ll be no doubt
You are my girl, only mine
I will ensure, you toe the line

© Sanch V @ Sanch Writes (2 June 2020)

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  • Jen Mierisch
    5 June 2020 at 10:43 am

    I like how this is kind of singsongy yet ends with that chilling line. Gave me horror movie vibes.

  • Namita
    6 June 2020 at 2:14 pm

    I really love the way you use symmetry and, as Jen mentioned, a singsongy lightheartedness to really drive home how chilling the subject is