Reply by Laila Wael

Posted on November 8, 2013 by


“He tells you,

That no man can live up,

To the one who lives in

Your head

And you tried to change, didn’t you?” – Warsan Shire // For Women Who Are Difficult To Love.


I am writing this to let you know that;

I am done.

To congratulate you on your continuous efforts

To tell you that you have achieved your job,



Why I even did it;

Whether to impress you

And to sweep you of your feet,

Make you hold your head,

Higher than it should.


Whether I have done it to tame you,

Shove all your useless words into a tomb

It’s still a mystery to me.


All I see now, all I see

Is what you made.

I see wars, destruction sites, and fallen out homes.


I see every curse imprinted on my flesh by you.

I see finger-prints of bricks and stones




Is that why you said they won’t survive?

Because you have built monster out of flames

That eats all the good alive


Sometimes I which I can un-hate you

But you control every breath I take

I kneel deeper on my knees asking God

Why did he even made me yours

I am to dig a sword in your throat while you are fast asleep.

I utter ‘help’ when you blink.


I am writing this to let you know;

I have got a man who keeps me alive,

And I keep him all colours of crazy

If this is what you thought I won’t have

I have got a man who stayed for two nights,

to make sure I am still breathing,

While I stayed breathless for months to keep him



I am writing this to let you know,

To beg you,

To stop for once and for all,

You are killing both of us.

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