Why wasn’t she given

everything she ever wanted

I hate to think

that she didn’t hold the world in her hands

and how dare anyone

not be at her feet?

I really love her

more than I love myself

and I’m not good enough for her

but at least I know that fact

I will try to give her the smile

she should have always been wearing

at least I will prevent

others from taking her for granted

from acting like she is theirs

for she is no one’s, really

she is far better than all of that

and I’m run down

I’m not what I should have been

but if she would be happier than she once was

than I did the best I could do

she should have even better than that

but it is all that I have

and she doesn’t have to ask.