Greater Gains
How would she know 
That leaving at the time

Had been the best thing

She could do for herself

Without a second thought

Having walked out just then

And never looking back 

Was exactly what she needed 

What she head towards

Was no longer so distant 

After deciding not to resist 

The tugging of her heart

Every moment before leaving 

Where mostly painful memories 

Of the extremes of self sacrifice 

Which nearly took her all

There was a time before then

When possibilities were abundant 

But a series of bad decisions 

Eventually diminished their numbers

At present the slightest chance 

Was all she had left for herself

And every choice she’d make

Intended to make the best of it

There was no way if knowing

How timely her exit had been

Until each act of letting go

Translated into greater gains
Ria 2017

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