You had me question every act of love with why.
Why would someone love me, why would someone care…
You replaced every kindness you gave me with a lie.
And it was so very long ago…
I should get over it and go with what I already know.
But the pain stayed with me for years.
What hurt me the most…weren’t the tears.
It was looking back at the child within me, full of nothing but self loathing and fear.
Gifts given to her by her parents, all she ever knew.
How it would continue to harm her while she grew.
I look in your eyes and I wonder if you could feel what I went through.
But you say…
You say what you did, it was the best that you could do.