By Michael W. Raley
I thought I understood the depths of pain,
Until I learned of your betrayal.
Everything we worked for,
Our hopes, our dreams, our history,
Was eradicated with a handful of bad decisions.
I am far from perfect,
But I never thought this would happen.
We don’t deserve this.
I always thought we would be the couple
Who would defy the odds and always stay together,
Alas, it was not meant to be.
I gave you the best years of my life
And I stayed when things went dark
Because I believed not only in you,
But in the person I believed you could be.
Somewhere along the way,
I have failed you and I am sorry.
I worked my hardest and did my best
To build you the life you wanted.
I know there were goals we never reached,
Yet, I was willing to make the best of it with you.
Although I didn’t have the means
To give you everything you wanted,
I gave you the best of me.
I realize now after all these years it wasn’t good enough
Because you no longer want me.