All I have

It was the first time you didn’t fall for my smile,
the one you realized wasn’t real.
You took me home and tugged me in,
You kissed my forehead and held my hand.
I fell asleep crying.

I woke up and you were still there,
No answers to the burning questions in your eyes.
You didn’t push,
You simply waited it out.

That’s when I knew you were the one.
The day my fake smile didn’t fool you,
and my raw tears didn’t chase you.
The unanswered questions never scared you,
you stayed anyway.

There was something bigger that kept you there that day,
Maybe love?
It had to be because no one else made it that far.
Not even I could come to understand the chaos of my being.

People always wanted more,
somehow you knew I gave all I had
And that was enough for you to stay.

Because all you ever asked for was my everything

Even if it was less than everyone else’s something.


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Natasha Alexander

Writer, always Wife and Mother first. Perfect is overrated, I am flawed and yet loved. Now that I don’t chase perfection, I can chase my dreams. I have completed a "Write a Novel" course in 2015 through S.A. Writers’ College and passed with a distinction. I also completed the Copy-Editing and Proof-reading course through them in March 2016. My first Manuscript of 60 000 words has been written and currently seeking a publisher. I have been writing poetry since I was 14 and the reason/inspiration behind all my writing is a stand against women abuse. It is a cause that I hold close to heart. Something that started as an outlet for feelings too ghastly to speak about has turned into my passion.

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    Thank you for sharing your heart. I just wanted to let you know that your words are so real, so true that I am holding back the tears because your words have touched me.

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