You tell me you will give me the would

And I believe that you’ll try if I let you

You tell me that I’m the greatest gift of your life

But I don’t think you read all my labels first

You promise me you’ll be patient, give it a try

But I make no promises that it’ll be worth leaving us both in pieces

You’re trying to make this hard for me

You’re trying to make me give it up

It won’t happen while I still know my own life

Kids can be cruel when they’re around each other

This I’ve known for a long time

But you don’t have to encourage what they say

That I learned through trials, tribulations, errors and endings

It is painful to know some of the things I know

It is brutal to untangle your heart from another

Having learned they are unworthy of you

I have chosen, as of long ago, to forgo that pain

I am more careful than you, I see it

You don’t have to tell me anymore.

Thanks for reading this poem about guarding your heart.

I write poetry, prose, and personal pieces. All images are mine unless indicated otherwise. Feel free to leave feedback on my work anytime; I hope you enjoy.

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store