You said you loved me madly,
That your love would be enough,
Yet I found that you had cheated,
The years ahead quite tough.

You cheated on me from the first,
Before we were together,
So how, exactly, could this be
A storm that we could weather?

This behaviour was a symptom,
It set a certain tone,
The life we had was toxic,
I’d have been better on my own.

Yet one thing does sustain me,
You have given me a gift,
You gave to me a daughter,
This gives my heart a lift.