When I finally stopped forever,
And called the end by name…
Please know the words were bitter,
As my heart was being slain.
When I met your gaze so coldly,
Like I could look right past your tears…
Please know that I was fighting myself,
For I shared your pain and fears.
When I shook your hands away from me,
Like I couldn’t stand their feel…
Please know they never lost their warmth;
And I knew that their fire was real.
When you told me all that I meant to you,
And I brushed off your words…
Please know that, though the years would pass,
They’re the only thing I’ve heard.
When I turned my back to walk away,
And my steps would seal our fate…
Please know that at that moment
I felt everything but hate.