Because I thought I loved you

Because I thought I loved you, I shamelessly walked in your shadow.

Because I thought I loved you, I was blind not to see that you were shallow.

"Fresh meat"

"Innocent"

"Virginal"

Because I thought I loved you, I dismissed all of the words you used to describe me.

Because I thought I loved you, I let you force me down to my knees.

"Slut"

"Easy"

"Whore"

Because I thought I loved you, I didn't let these words affect me.

Because I thought I loved you, I thought I was who I wanted to be.

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Because I love him, I realize how selfish you were.

Because I love him, love has become so much more.

"Patience"

"Understanding"

"Respectful"

Because I love him, I am able to grwo as a person.

Because I love him, I understand that there must be a reason.

"Compassion"

"Mutuality" 

"Healthy"

Because I love him, I was able to release myself from you.

Because I love him, I am able to experience how it feels to be loved too.

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This poem is about: 
Me

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