after every promise broken,

every lie told,

every disappointment,

every mistake made,

every no that was echoed,

every moment witnessed,

every life touched,

every ounce of pain,

every single sacrifice,

every tear she cried,

every sleepless night,

every moment of hopelessness,

every thought of giving up,

every outrage,

every moment mourned,

every night feeling like a prisoner,

every bit of love taken for granted,

every heartbreak,

SHE remained.

Brandon Grate