I always see the best in people,
My greatest gift and greatest flaw,
Because I look so hard for the good
That I force myself to forget the bad,
Or refuse to see it in the first place.
And when others try to put
The flashing signs in front of my face,
I close my eyes and walk past them.
So I get my heart punctured,
And there are times I almost bleed out.
I let myself get so lost in the ecstasy
That I ignore the pain that is sure to come
Until it tears my skin and fractures my bones.
But when I care I feel that time is fleeting,
And we don’t have time to waste
On holding onto the hurt,
So I try to let it go.
I forgive and give until
There is nothing left for me to offer,
And when I am empty handed
I still try to let others take
What I don’t have .
I let them breathe my air
And steal precious beats of my heart
With the blind hope that in the end
It will be worth all I have sacrificed.