Poetry in free verse
Today, I didn’t say
‘I love you too’
to you for the first time.
Today I didn’t feel like being gentle,
I didn’t feel like hiding
behind a mask of love.
Today, I gave up a little bit of myself -
the part that had cherished you so,
and ignored all your flaws.
Today, I chose myself over you,
my ego over our love,
my needs over yours
for the first time,
I didn’t see you and think of forever,
I didn’t see you and remember
the person I had fallen in love with.
Today, I saw you
and I saw a stranger.
If you liked this piece of work, you might be interested in my book of poems — Stolen Reflections: Some Stories Are Told in Verse.