All For Love – poem (#19)

all for love

all for love
is what she told herself through tears
as she endured the loss
of every part of her being

it’s all for love
is the mantra she chanted
as she learned to be
every little thing she despised

but love for whom
she wondered again and cried
left alone to rot
in the pit of her dreams

i don’t believe in love
she declared aloud
on the edge she danced
always looking down

i don’t believe in love
she told the crowd
and to their applause
she gave her bow

Sumayyah Talibah © 19 April 2017


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