And just for thought...
I don't want to like you as much as I do
because I know the risk of you walking away.
I realize the chance I take but you grace me with a kindness no one has ever shown.
In every way, you show me what a gentleman is.
Any one else would have taken what they wanted from me and been out that door,
tossing me to the side and caring not for the aftermath they left.
I don't want to admit that it is you I dream of, you I imagine kissing good night.
I know there is no guarantee of tomorrow.
I can't even tell you I am yours today confidently
but I know when you smile at me it breaks my resolve a little more each time.
I don't want to open myself up to you,
knowing the price I will pay if you slam the door back in my face,
but you make it easy for me to turn that knob, so easy to get lost in your eyes.
In every way, you make me feel comfortable in my own skin.
Others pushed me into corners, stripped me down to shame.
I don't know where this is going if anywhere but love is a chance worth taking.
At the end of the day, I'm just a girl who has been in love with writing her entire life. I am full of quirks, anxieties, fears, joys, laughter. And all I have wanted to do was give the world a smile.