because I love you

I did not know what love was until I met him

It was not until I felt him caress my skin

He captured my heart

And locked me away

Because I love you, he said

I love you too, I said

I did not understand why I could not see my family

Why he kept me in my room

And the curtains closed

Because I love you, he said

I love you too, I said

 

I did not realize the quality of life being denied to me

That it was okay for me to have dreams

Even if they took me far away

Because I love you, he said

I love you too, I said

 

Until.

 

I gathered my courage

I parted my curtains

I gazed into the sunlight and

I saw him

 

I love you too, I said

And shut the curtains

I did not realized the quality of life being denied to me

Why he kept me in my room

And locked me away

Because I love you, he said

I––

 

I parted my curtains

I gazed into the sunlight

I cried for help

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