And just for thought...
You came to me with paper promises, never realizing how quickly they burned,
but I accepted them even if I didn't let you in on it.
I carried myself with such pride that you couldn't understand.
You plunged ahead, fiercely courting me as I couldn't tell.
You offered gifts of gold and words that touched the little girl in me.
What you didn't know was that you were my prince
and I wanted it to be you that I rode off into the sunset with.
Although my skin has leathered and my heart is not so fanciful now,
I still believe in your paper promises even they are but are ashes.
You always had a way of seeing into my soul regardless of the guards I put up
and you always had a way of calming my spirit when no one else could reach.
I stood tall against you when all I wanted was to melt within you.
I had a stubbornness you could never comprehend and I never offered an explanation.
It was never that I didn't love you but that I didn't know how to tell you.
You were the match that lit our paper dreams on fire and I didn't stop you.
What you didn't know was the pride you so loathed became my saving grace.
You couldn't see the courage that was inside of me and I never showed it.
My eyes have cried for you and my voice has cursed you,
I never stopped believing in everything you are, in everything we were.
You came to me in friendship and we blossomed into love
but I accepted our romance even if you believed otherwise.
What you don't know is that you were the love of my life
and I still imagine what it would have been like to ride off on that white horse with you.
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.