I Decided To Stay

Because I love you, I wasn’t so afraid to tell you that so soon.

Because I love you, I wasn’t afraid to tell you how lovely you make me feel.

Because I love you, I couldn’t stop smiling every night we stayed up on the phone.

Because I love you, I had endless hope in closing the distance between us.

 

Because I love you, I knew I would never let anyone hurt you.

Because I love you, I knew I would always try to protect you.

Because I love you, I knew I would always provide my endless support.

 

Because I love you, I wasn’t afraid to tell you all of the bad things.

Because I love you, I wasn’t afraid to tell you about the dark places where I often spent my time.

Because I love you, I wasn’t afraid to tell you how I spent more time drowning in sadness rather than joy.

 

Because I love you, I wasn’t afraid to tell you about the scars I put on my body.

Because I love you, I wasn’t afraid to let you know how scary every night is.

Because I love you, I wasn’t afraid to let you know how much I hated myself.

Because I love you, I wasn’t afraid to tell you that I didn’t want to be here anymore.

 

Because I love you, I told you how much you made going to sleep and waking up easier.

Because I love you, I told you how much you’ve helped me love myself.

Because I love you, I told you I wanted to get better.

Because I love you, I told you I knew I had hope for myself.

Because I love you, I told you our future is one I want to be alive for.

 

Because I love you, I decided to stay.

Because you love me, I’m happy I stayed.

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This poem is about: 
Me

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