People like us have found love in a world of hate,
survived the cruelty and judgment of this life,
but my path to finding you is paved in regret and scars,
mutilation and pain,
because before I met you there was nothing to live for.
My father was abusive, my mother didn't care,
we had no money and no pity to spare,
I failed in school, my boyfriend was gone,
emotions gone raw, life gone wrong,
it took my greatest insecurities and displayed them onscreen,
so the whole world could see.
I never slept or ate, I cut and burned,
scratched my scabs and stabbed my arms.
But then I found you,
a bright warmth in my dark, cold time,
I no longer cried alone with my blades or scorched my skin,
I turned to you and you forgave my sins,
kissed my scars,
and glued together my shattered heart.
You loved me despite my deformity,
saw through the brutality,
and never betrayed me,
showing me the kindest love I have ever known.