If only I had listened to my instincts,
I wouldn't have perceived you as distinct,
I wouldn't have ignored the red flags,
Wouldn't have let this sham drag,
I would see right through the manipulation,
Would have saved me from crying an ocean,
The naive me,desperate for love,
Oblivious to the underlying motive,
Ignored the evident pretense,
While instincts wailed, hopelessly trying to knock some sense!
If only I had listened to my instincts...