I was too young to see the light fade from my eyes, or feel the innocence fade away.
I never knew me…before I lost me.
I embraced your rage, let it burn within my own heart.
I gave refuge to your failures & disappointments, allowing them to stay.
I swallowed your darkness…one sip at a time.
I thought I could save you but it took me away.
I sacrificed my life, to make you happy.
But I couldn’t in the end.
I was a child, & it wasn’t right.
When I discovered your transgressions…I screamed of your wrongs until my voice left me.
I fixated on every slight, every painful truth.
I obsessed over every detail, until I could no longer see.
All I could think about was what you did, & how much it hurt me.
The rage you gave built a prison within.
Bright red flames, destroying everything.
Love whispered, “you can’t save them, it’s time to save yourself.”
You were a monster in my nightmares…but I had let you turn me.
Love wanted to show me a different way…
Don’t take revenge, for revenge has no meaning.
Find peace instead.
Let this go, & no one will have power over you.
Lay down & rest, let me take care of you.
I have seen every tear.
I have felt every pain.
I will not fail you.
Love will always find a way.