My heart was ripped from my chest
Those words distant yet deafening,
Hitting me in the stomach
Like a million punches.
Even sat down, my legs buckled beneath me,
This ugliness was inside me.
There was no escape;
No hiding place.
When I thought I might die
I wanted you to know,
That every minute of every day
I loved you.
That having you, changed everything.
I couldn’t leave,
Not now, I had so much to tell you.
So many memories waiting to be made with you.
You were only young when the monster came.
I hid it from you with normality,
Protected you from its roar;
All my fears, left unsaid.
Writing, growing, learning and connecting with February prompt-a-day over at write alm; today’s is ‘left unsaid’.