Once upon a time, there lived a girl
She wasn’t naïve, nor divine
She lived life on her principles
Messy sometimes, but stuck to it she did.
She flopped a lot but carried herself
Independence was the key, goal the grace
She, herself and her
It never went farther than there
Devoid of fantasies, she was not
Like every girl out there, she dreamed a lot.
But when fear struck her one day
She only decided that come what may
She’d live and not exist
Doing what she does best.
The goal was self, it was always so
Nobody else factored into.
Then one day, he came in
A symbol of the past
Which she had never thought would ever last
Flowers and affection showered all over
Then the fear that has arisen never
Made just breathing so very difficult.
Why she was only self, never more
Became clearer by the hour
This is her, maybe cold and alone
But she worked best in that mode
Perfection was her pride
Which blew away with someone this close
And this, she just couldn’t hold.
She did worry about all, it wasn’t the issue
That sense of anxiety, she couldn’t shoo
The one who felt insecure
The one who was too vulnerable
The one who craved for affection
The one who wanted space, yet someone by the end of the day.
But intimacy wasn’t something she craved.
She could live with hell,
She would live alone.
Then came another, bouncing and sway
She just didn’t have the heart to push him away
They both laughed over the same things
Yet when his eyes sparkled,
She couldn’t reflect the twinkle.
He was pure, innocent and joyous about life
Corrupt him not, with all her strife
Good intentions and love, a smile on his lips
This she just did not want to snip
Now that she thought, with a chuckle
Nothing this good in her life ever lasted
Seatbelts of his, it would be fastened
With the sense of his, he should run away
While he did this, she would glance his way
Wave a little, smile and nod
Whatever her heart may behold.
He has a smile that rips her heart,
He cries over books the way she does,
He loves with all he has,
He laughs with all his might,
His spoken words are so very tender,
His innocence never ceases to spark a wonder,
He cherishes her like a flower,
He worships her without a tether,
He provides her with all he got,
He refuses to see any of her flaws,
He never fails to stake a claim,
He makes excuses to call without fail,
Tell her everything, treats her like a queen
Eases her doubts, yet leaves her wondering
She can’t deserve this, just not her
So, please leave her and let it be
She will be fine, just you see
She always is
And she never wasn’t.