Why

she fell in love with
the same type of men
whom
over promised
and
under delivered

they promised forever
but half way
they gave in to
loneliness
temptation
and
greed

she fell in love with
the same type of men
not once
not twice
but trice

she can’t help to think
what is wrong with her
is she
so blind
so dull
so inconceivable

chose to see
the good in people
is not a ticket
for abuse
pursuit
the simple things
in life
surely is not
foolish

The light

Yesterday and further away
I heard the blame
I grew anxious

Today I hear the accusation
I grow angry

Maybe today
I am no longer the she
who was in denial of
being treated disrespectfully
and
accused with contempt

Maybe today
The veil falls off
and
I see the truth
for the first time
so
the righteous anger
rises in me
and
I am no longer afraid