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Today I gave up!

Today I gave up!

Today I gave up!
I gave up on trying to make things better.
I’m sick of always being the ball,
And you always being the batter.

Today I gave up!
I gave up on believing that you will ever be sorry.
You will never admit to any wrong doings,
Even when I’m a distant memory. 

Today I gave up!
I realized you never wanted me for me.
Rather you needed me for you,
To look good with your new little family.

Today I gave up!
I realized that you’re not who you said you were.
You had no right to lie like that,
But now that doesn’t even matter.

Today I gave up!
I gave up on believing in you.
Why should I?
Just so you can throw that in my face too?

Today I gave up!
But there’s one thing I’d never do.
I would never give up on me.
Today I gave up on you!

Written by Renee Rush-Boyko

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Tony Taylor

AMEN sister poet!!.......good for you!!......this read like a testament to inner strength!!.....the repetition worked perfectly here!!......ALL STARS!!.....well done RENEE!!......and.......WELCOME to COSMO!!......LOVE & ROCKETS!!.......T xo🐧✴❤

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Simon Bromley

Fantastically written and clever too.  Your work seems to come natural to you.  Really enjoyed.

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Terry Kay

Renee, .This really has a punch to it!  I'm sick of always being the ball and you always being the batter....now that's good but the ending is even better...today I gave up on you!  Loved your poem...

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Kyriakos

This is such an empowering poem. I love it!

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