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You stand still like monuments
As umoved and unshakable as a grave
You utter words of unfathomable promise
Your stare bores into me
Drilling into my soul, piercing my heart
But your lips curve into a snide smile
That mocks and jeers me.

Fear envelopes me
My heart, I felt it twist
My knees wobbled
Causing me to collapse
To shatter like a thousand broken pieces
But your hands cradled me in a strong embrace
"I will never let you fall".

Your whispers awaken in me
A speck of emotions long lost
Laughter grazed my lips,
A twinkle, a little spark lit in me
Rupturing a tumult of feelings
My heart missed a beat

Your genuine smokey eyes
Compelled me to trust
Your soft lips and tender caresses
Encouraged me to surrender
To lose myself in your gaze
In the hollowness of your eyes, 
In the echoes of your voice
As you laughed,
As you whispered, 'how I love you!'

But it was all a lie
Placated truths of entrapment
Laid out from a wretched web
Weaved over years of friendship
It was but a blunt sword 
that would cut through my heart
When my back turned.
And for what?
A few dollars and a cent!

I wish you knew of my sacrifice
How you constantly remained in my embrace
How I cast all aside to hold you close,
To keep you happy,  content
But you broke my trust
Just like yesterday's leftovers
You cast into the dumb the love I freely offered.
And for what?
A few dollars and a penny!

As my heart breaks
And tears cascade down my cheeks to form banks on my chin
As my mind numbs in denial of the fallacy we've become
I will surrender to my pains and pangs
My anguish and aches
I will absorb the hurt,
The disappointments and throes of your betrayal

But remember;
The days when my love was enough
The moments when you were thrown out 
but I held you in my grip
The times when I bore witness of a great person you are
When no one else would
Remember my dear
Of the many times you stumbled
But I caught your fall

And when finally you do, know
With each tear I shed
With  each heartbroken sob
I wish you a karma tenfold.

Moliehi Koeshe
© 2018

Copyright © | Year Posted 2018

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