No one knows about the things
I’ve been through with you.
The adventures your intoxication
Made me do.
Reckless as riding a bicycle for the first time,
I was ready to take all the bruises
If loving you was a crime.
For all the love I gave,
For all of me that I shared,
Was I ever enough?

No one can understand
How much you’ve hurt me
Cos nothing has ever hurt me like this.
I gave you my all
But like Oliver Twist,
You always wanted more.
Was I ever enough?
Was I ever enough to quench
The hunger in your soul?
Was I ever enough to be the
Answers you sought?
I made you my ride or die
But you made me realize that
you were nothing but a lie.

Esther Kalu
Esther Kalu Ndidi also known as Rukenny is budding poet, short story writer, content writer, freelance writer and journalist who explores her love for writing with the scribbles from her heart, with the aim of impacting positive change. She is a student of Mass Communication in Yaba College of Technology, Lagos. Esther blogs at Rukenny's Secrets.