Abusive Love

Sierra McIntyre

The hours tick away, then multiple day, then months,

and still I never got to see you change.

No matter what happened with us, you are not shunned,

For my love for you will never be estranged.

You shouted, you abused, you shut down.

I wish I could have been perfect to love,

For my heart and mind is yours forever bound

We are no longer a set of doves

All I want is be in your arms,

To feel you touch my body again

Even though all you showed me was harm.

We couldn't be saved, by even saying amen.

I yearn to save you from your tormented mind,

I understand I must leave our love behind.