The one

by Pauline

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Everyone has the one for them,

I was convinced you were mine,

Your mere existence brought me to my knees,

Everything about you was alien to me,

Incomparable to any human I have ever met,

Nothing about you could be wrong,

Not your disappearance for days,

Only to come back with a convincing story

Not even you comparing me with other girls,

Not even the shallow reasons you gave for hurting me,

I was ready to mold you into my perfect man,

I made excuses for your shortcomings,

Prayed for you without listening to God,

I even fell in love with everything you loved,

Your too old music for my ears, that you played so loud,

 The controversial books that talked of love for sex and alcohol,

I lived your life with you, for you.

I called it submission to my the one,

I called it compromising, sacrifice even.

Anything that convinced me that you were right for me,

Loving you hurt me, but

You were my one and only,

I promise I thought you were the best of me,

Until you weren’t,

And now I have to pick myself up,

Fall in love with the person I left behind,

Me.

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4 comments

Leah January 15, 2018 - 1:34 pm

Perfect …I’m stealing your words 🤣😂

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pawa2016 January 16, 2018 - 8:59 am

Thank you. You are welcome, go ahead dear.

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Waithera January 19, 2018 - 7:09 pm

Beautiful, and so honest! Been here and it’s true, best thing to do is pick yourself up and learn to love yourself again!

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pawa2016 January 22, 2018 - 9:18 am

Thank you. Yes we should have that self love first.

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