Because You Love Me

Because I love you, I hold your hand.

Because I love you, I laugh with you.

Because I love you, I smile through the pain.

Because I love you, I ignore your flaws.

Because I love you, I hide the bruises.

Because I love you, I forgive you.

Because I love you, I stop talking to my friends.

Because I love you, I tell my mom you're great.

Because I love you, we're doing okay.

 

Because you love me, you tell me what to do.

Because you love me, you do things "for my own good."

Because you love me, you slam my head against the wall.

Because you love me, you control me.

Because you love me, you hold me by the neck.

Because you love me, you isolate me.

Because you love me, you go through my phone

Because you love me, you hurt me.

Because you love me, you want me dead.

 

Because I love myself, I know my worth.

Because I love myself, I'm taking a stand.

Because I love myself, I'm getting help.

Because I love myself, I'm doing what I want.

Because I love myself, I'm not getting hurt anymore.

Because I love myself, I'm telling the police.

Because I love myself, you're dead to me.

Because I love myself, I'm leaving you.

Because I love myself, I don't love you.

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