Carry my needs in yours, or yours in mine.

We never talk about how we are, but on paper we are doing just fine.

There’s a difference between love given freely,

And love given with a single desire for return, taken selfishly.

I never could tell the difference between the two.

Looking back I completely and blindly idolized you…

Until I saw in the mirror what your love was turning me into.

No more hate in my heart, the scars had long faded into courage.

Kindness gave me a new and different way, always there to care and to encourage.

As a child all I wanted was to impress and please.

As an adult, I found fear given in place of love can be the most fatal and addictive kind of disease.

We’re not perfect, I can’t claim to be any better.

I’ve said good bye to you in unsent and broken letters.

Never imagined we would never talk again, it’s a strange reality.

Sometimes what we once loved, we must leave when it prevents us from flying free.

Posted by:Lauren Kim

🦋 I write my own stories, breathing in life & love by my heart's endless daydreams.

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