Because of love…
when I see the sky at night,
I do not see a single star,
I see a sea of bright lights:
Because of love, I still try
To see the glass half full
To dream of a future full of life
To cherish and love every second of every day of every life.
Because I love you,
I strive to make you happy
To ease your pain
To see and love all of you
And be the one to lift you when your feet cannot.
Because I love myself,
I know not to hide the marks on my skin
Or the thorns you bred around my heart
Or let my sanity slip right through my fingers
For you or anyone.
Because if you truly loved me,
You would try your best never to hurt me
To never leave me beaten and bruised
In any place (seen or unseen)
And most of all to love me for me,
Like I do for you.
I will stand,
I will hope,
I will fight,
All for love
Because there was life before you.
I could once breathe without pain
And now know there is more to love than just you.
I made a promise to love before you,
To cherish and see everything
With love in my heart
And if I cannot bear to see you with love
Then I must turn elsewhere.
If you cannot love me
Without hurting me,
Then I cannot stay
And remain true to myself.
I may leave with a punctured heart
But a still beating one…
Because I know now that love is bigger than you
And even me.