Theory on Why People Play Safe in Love (Poem #22)

He was ashes when you met him
all burnt out from the fire brought by his past
he was scattered and ripped all over
just a little intact to reach out to you

You were untouched when he met you
with heat from within
the fire inside you burnt just enough
to drag him up and once again,
make him whole

You gave your all
set yourself on fire to bring him back his life
you broke your wall, risked your soul
without the knowledge
that while you were pushing him towards the middle
you brought yourself towards the edge

Remember how they keep saying
that the person you’d take a bullet for could be the person behind the trigger?

Well, that’s it
you have him filled
and emptied yourself
he walked all over you
and you willingly allowed him to

Now the only thing that’s left for you to do
is to pick yourself up and say,
“Lesson learned.
Now I’m never opening up to anyone that way, ever again.”

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Forever Winter

Just reading and writing my way out of this messy adult life! I have transitioned from having piles of notebooks stacked underneath my bed from writing on the internet and allowing people worldwide to read.

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