Cheated

A feeling that resides

within my very core.

I feel cheated

of all the happiness

I should have had.

Cheated of

my ability to love;

Cheated of

the ability to even feel.

My pride and dignity

I was cheated of, too;

I tried so hard never

to let that go.

Now you have left me

with nothing

but a broken spirit,

and a dead heart.

So here I am

standing alone before you

with nothing left to give,

nothing more to say.

Here I am

with my pen in hand

and a muted expression

on this ugly face.

I was unarmed,

and you took advantage,

robbing and cheating me

until there was nothing left.