Innocent Mistake

#Because

We were young and naive

#I

Thought we could “love” each other

#Love?

Or obsessed with the idea

#You

Made me feel like something and nothing in the same breath

#Because

I let those three words control me

#I

knew I was worth more and deserved better than what you had to offer but

#Love?

Made me feel like a traitor... If I leave I never really loved

#You

Right?

#Because

You love me… and I do not want to lose you

#I

Constantly change myself

Sacrifice my sanity

Lower my standards

Accept your flaws and mistakes

#Love?

How can I love someone that does not make me want to love myself?

#you

Don’t love me.

You hurt me repeatedly

Then you apologize

#Because

You’re manipulative and don’t want me to leave

#BecauseILoveYou

I stay.

#I

Isolate myself to satisfy your paranoia

#Love

More than one person? I cannot or

#You

Will act absurd and make me feel at fault for your insecurities

#Because

You can...Now that I have come to understand that this is not love

#I

Dare you to show me the depth of those words you speak so often of

#Love?

A prayer or best wishes for my success even when there is no

#you

And me.

This poem is about: 
Me

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