Code re-use is a good thing, but sometimes it really is quicker to throw away OPA (Other People's Abstractions) and write directly against the lower-level code. Especially if OPA have a lot of features that you aren't going to use and your scenario is simple.
Deck thyself now with majesty and excellency; and array thyself with glory and beauty.
Cast abroad the rage of thy wrath: and behold every one that is proud, and abase him.
Look on every one that is proud, and bring him low; and tread down the wicked in their place.
Hide them in the dust together; and bind their faces in secret.
Then will I also confess unto thee that thine own right hand can save thee.
I could not love thee, dear, so much,
Loved I not Honor more.