I sit in a chair, near the window.
The light shines in on me, but I don’t feel its warmth.
I look around, silence is everywhere.
I am left alone in a big empty house.
You tell me to smile, but how can I smile?
Can’t you see that I’m in pieces?
A mere fragment of the woman I once was.
You came into my life like a whirlwind.
A smile so bright.
An infectious laugh.
You treated me like a queen.
You even bought me a castle.
We grew. We flourished. We loved.
Life happened around us, time flew by.
The sun smiled upon us.
I took it for granted you would always be here.
That you would always be mine.
I needed you.
I wanted you.
I loved you.
Until you loved someone else.
Now I’m alone in the dark
No light. No love. No hope.
Only pieces of us.
Pieces of a life I once had.
Of a dream I once shared.
Of the trust I once treasured.
And of the promise you didn’t keep.
One thought. One decision. One action – changed everything.
You say you’re sorry. You say we’ll try.
But I can’t try. I can’t live.
I can’t be that person, smiling through the pain.
While the question continually runs through my mind,
“Will he do it again?”
My heart is broken. My trust is gone. My hope is lost.
Those pieces of me that you broke don’t magically go back together.
I am forever changed.
You changed me.
How. Could. You.