Because I Loved You, I Now Love Him

Because I loved you,

I gazed up at the stars,

Wishing for that fairytale ending you promised.

Because I loved you,

I went to bed at night,

My heart broken and frozen,

Searching for the embers of a kindled fire,

The fire you started,

The fire that burned me.

Because I loved you,

I had to give you all my passwords to my social media.

Because I loved you,

I had no privacy anymore.

Because I loved you,

I couldn’t leave you.

And if I did,

You would threaten to harm yourself.

Because I loved you,

I gave you everything you wanted.

Because I loved you,

I was not allowed to be close with my guy friends.

Because I loved you,

I was supposed to forget you cheated on me.

Because I loved you,

I ignored the warning signs,

The signs of the abuse you plagued me with.

 

But now,

Because I love myself,

I left.

 

Now,

Because I love him,

I don’t love you!

Because we love each other,

I know what loyalty is.

Because we love each other,

I know what trust is.

Because we love each other,

I know what it is like to be respected.

Because we love each other,

We have no secrets.

Because we love each other,

We have the right to our own privacy.

Because we love each other,

We help each other be better people.

Because we love each other,

We support each other.

Because we love each other,

I know what it is like to be happy,

Happy without people like you in our life.

Because we love each other,

We will say “I love you” and mean it!

All the happiness that we have comes from the words

“Because I love you”.

 

This poem is about: 
Me
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