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You don’t see my tears 

But you see my laughter 

You hear it ringing in your ears,

But I keep thinking what about me?


I gave up my body, 

I held our children,

But you disregarded me like nothing,

What was I to you?


It seems nothing,

I have marks on my body,

I have bruises inside,

But what do you have?


I gave, 

And you took, 

And you took,

I didn’t pose the right questions,


I let you,

I allowed you to kill me,

I allowed myself to stopping loving myself,

I believed in something that wasn’t true,


How I woke up,

Something was amiss,

I smelled the burning passion; disappear,

The want and desire for life,


Change. 

When did this happen?