Look into my eyes and give me your hand. Now understand that I sincerely apologize for each and every wrong man who has walked into your life and ran… again and again. I apologize for the men who made you walk away from them, because their actions didn’t reciprocate what you emotionally gave to them. I apologize for every man that came into your life and couldn’t quite get love right. I apologize for all the man cries you have ever received in your life. I apologize for the men who placed clouds in front of your sun and made the rain come down to drown your love like lungs. I apologize for everything that any man has ever done. I apologize for every man that created any insecurities. I apologize for every man that could never cure your wants and needs. I apologize for the man who truly made you believe that he would never leave, but left your heart deceived. I apologize for the men who dove into your ocean of love while pretending to be the lifeguard of what’s inside your heart; only to leave you thrown overboard with no motion of love. I apologize for every man who wasn’t man enough for you. I apologize for every ounce of pain you have ever gone through. I apologize for every man who added a brick to your wall and has you afraid to let down your guard. I apologize for every man who created any pain you may have felt, but please understand… I will never have to apologize for myself.
©2018 Rodrick Bates