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I Dated A Psychopath

Why marry her? This was the question I was saying over and over again as I read this.

I like the way the poem builds up ..... keeping the reader saying "No. Don't do it". Until finally you do go ahead and it ends in a real sense of disappointment.

It also puts a twist on the serious issue of domestic violence and looks at it from another perspective, woman on man, rather than what is perceived as the norm (man on woman).

I liked this and feel it would be good when performed.
Tue, 25 Sep 2007 09:18 am
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<Deleted User> (7790)

Horribly funny and, yes, as Darren says, a fresh twist on domestic violence -- I guess the protagonist keeps offering a greater emotional 'gift' each time to try and stop the violence, as if being more committed and investing more in the relationship will halt the aggression. The final line that the house is full of murder weapons is absolutely brilliant!
The piece reminds me of a very funny/peculiar/violent magic act called The Amazing Jonathan where the Amazing J actually seems to stick scissors into the head of his female assistant, and that's only for starters -- it's a truly ironic, post modern piece of magical theatre -- worth googling.
Mon, 1 Oct 2007 06:05 pm
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