Aluta Continua

She had more broken bones than unfulfilled dreams but still they called her weak,

because being a shell of yourself is so easy.

I asked her to leave but she said I didn’t know love,

I asked her to leave and she said pain builds character,

I asked her to leave then she asked where would she go where the same wasn’t guaranteed?

I heard the shame in her voice and saw fear in her eyes

but still she felt she deserved the pain more than some sort of happiness,

she could do better but why risk what she’s accustomed to for something she might not know how to handle.

Jade Novelist ©️ 2019