Inheritance

You spent my entire life showing contempt – 
Nothing I did ever made you feel proud.
Everything in your life was about you – 
Even at your end you played to the crowd.

Each word that fell from your lips told a lie
You left me weak to the abuse of men
Invites to your unending pity farce
Each time you spoke you sounded false and sly

Each year that passed, I loved you even more
But all you did was use me to impress
No acts of love or words of praise from you 
A gift for those who wore a pretty dress

The day I saw you lay still left me cold
Delusions crumbled with your murky soul
Respect protected me from your cold truth
Your empty inheritance made me old

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