You leave a part of you


On every broad shoulder

The light of an eye

A semblance of a smile


You gave yourself

Because you couldn’t help it

You needed to

Feel, he was worth

The risk


Pieces of the person you could have been

Left behind

With men

Who got the better of you

The best of you


Was it worth it

To feel, to give

So much

And be broken, in two

More fool you




Leave a part of yourself

In a pair of strong hands

A crinkle of an eye

The warmth of his smile

Pleased, to see you


Give a part of yourself

Because you should





Pieces of the person you will be

Kept safe

In the hands

Of men

With kind hearts


Leave yourself

In their care


In the idea

That you are someone worth loving

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