I’ve come a long way,
From that fateful day,
Where all I could think of was
Getting you to stay,
While all you did was push me away.
Now and then, things would sway,
Giving me hopes that you would stay,
But alas that wouldn’t happen,
Not how I wanted, anyway.
“For the baby’s sake,” I would say,
The little brown eyes would see your way,
But you would turn away,
Tears welling up in your eyes,
The battles you faced were bigger anyway.
There were days, when you were happy and gay,
And others when you would look out at the bay,
I would sit beside you all day,
Waiting for you to let me in on your thoughts.
Worse became the passing day,
Your smile was a needle in a stack of hay,
All day home we made you stay,
Afraid you would fall prey,
To the darkness we pulled you from.
But you fell into it, day after day,
Too late for us to mend the way,
“You deserve to be happy,” I’d say,
And that “together we would slay”
But you got addicted to the pain.
When I found you that day,
On the floor as you lay,
To you I wanted to say,
That to be weak once a while was okay,
But it was much more than you could take.
With your life you chose to pay,
To rid yourself of the darkness of the day,
In our hearts you still stay,
But not the way I wanted anyway,
The guilt of failing you still noosed tight.
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