"Because I love you..." he always said,
Once I asked him why I should stay.
"Because I love you" was an excuse, trapping me in a living hell,
Making me stay, throughout all of the abuse.
Until one day, I freed myself, as I told my trembling heart,
"Because I love you."
Leaving behind the one who was holding me captive with the roller coaster called fake love.
"Because I love you" I am now told,
As a response when I ask why he held me all night long, that dark night in May.
Asking me if I've eaten today, holding my hand tight, communicating and talking out problems,
All "Because I love you", with a true, healthy love.
No guilt-trips or lying, but instead respect and honesty.
From me taking one brave moment to tell myself "Because I love you.",
I freed myself to allow another to show me what "Because I love you" should really mean.