By Blessing Alikeju
Words you say resonate deep within me,
But I wish them from the lips of another.
Things you do make me wonder,
But I wish they were acts of another.
We developed a bond, a friendship,
I’d prefer it to stay that way.
You love me, I know that.
And I do too,
Though not in the way you’d want.
You crave more, I understand that.
Yet, I cannot give you more of me.
I am your strength in weakness,
You’ve told me countless times.
I am the light to your darkness,
I cannot claim ignorance to that.
You are a beautiful selfless being.
You emit the love I crave.
You love me like no other has.
Yet, I cannot bring myself to love you the way I know you deserve.
I hold back,
Scared of what will happen if I surrender.
Loving someone shouldn’t be hard
So I know there is someone more deserving of your love.
My joy is your joy,
And my pain your pain.
You will always have a place in my heart.
But, forgive me, my dear,
For I cannot give you that which you truly want.
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