Broken Fragments of Admiration

by NiaB2

The first hit felt like fire.
I easily felt your rage.
I felt like a circus animal,
Contained within your cage.

You told that me you loved me.
How could I not believe?
I gave only you my heart.
You’re the holder of its key.

Trust me, I’ve been hurt,
But this is nothing new.
My whole life’s been a struggle.
All of it - for you.

They tell me it ain't healthy
That I do deserve more.
Love is kind, but often hurts.
What else could love be for?

I have thought about leaving,
But have decided to stay.
After all, if I’m only capable of your love,
Why give it away?