Hollow Heart

he brought you roses

red, your favorite

because he loved you

he got on one knee 

pulled out a big princess cut ring

because he loved you

he got close to me

bought me christmas presents although i'm not his

because he loved you

he said for me to keep it quiet

tried to teach me how to be an adult

because he loved you

he crept in as i slept

grazed me 

manipulated me

took my innocence 

because he loved you

 

no. 

that is not love

 

love is pure

love is kind 

love doesn't use people 

or make them feel confined

you loved me 

until he came along

 

and it's because i love you 

that i just played along

i wanted you happy

i wanted your love

instead you left me 

because you wanted to be in love

 

it's because i love you 

that i don't blame you for leaving me

it's because i love you

that after all this time 

i still choose to believe in you

 

and it's because i love you mom

that i'm even alive

This poem is about: 
Me
My family

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