I awoke to your message
My attention, you called for,
You needed my ear, my shoulder.
I watched and listened as you recounted
Your tale of woe, betrayal, deception
Words of desolation flowing from you.
I saw your pain, your anger,
Realised too late
You had been used and discarded.
I watched your tears flow
Your humiliation complete
All trust and honour pillaged.
I reached out as you cried,
My shoulder, dripping with your grief.
Your heart decimated.
Your emotions had led you
To places your heart craved
To be loved, wanted, needed, desired.
Your heart has told you, it was a sham
Nothing was ever to eventuate
The narcissist had struck.
Your unavoidable pain,
Wretchedly swelling inside
But revenge lost on a blind perpetrator.
I felt your pain, your anger,
I held you in those dreadful moments
Of despair and loss.
I wanted to be the one who led your revenge
To strike out, damage, injure and hurt
The unfeeling proponent of your pain.
But my role was standing by you
Holding your hand, wiping your tears,
You knowing, I am here, just for you.
Written for mindlovemisery’s Prompt 37, Unavoidable Pain