The woman who gave all she could

by Lerato Veronica Sinxezi

She loved him.

She gave him all she could

and all she had.

She wanted to protect him

because she knew he was

hurting. And was alone.

Even though his soul was

unable to say.

He cheated, she forgave.

He lied, she understood.

He cried... Well sometimes,

she was there to comfort.

She gave him all she could

but all he could was just


He took her self-image and

made her what he wanted.

He took her love and made

it a playground for his


He took everything, with

no aim or intention to

restore her empty life.

But still she gave all that

she could.

She watched him as he

went around acting like she

never existed.

She watched as he winked

at girls left and right.

Her heart bled. Her soul

failed. Her eyes were red

from pain.

She hoped and prayed that

he’d change and notice all

that she was giving.

But he didn’t, not cause he

couldn’t but because he

didn’t want to.

And still that didn’t change

how much this woman

would sacrifice for this man.

She gave all that she could

and still she would, until

the day she couldn’t



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