You were an angel in disguise,
your wings invisable to the naked eye,
your sweet voice a soprano of the heavens.
Every smile warm enough to melt ice.
Secrets, unbidden, came pouring out,
showing our broken pasts meshing together,
forming two perfectly imperfect puzzle pieces.
Filling in the empty spaces.
I envied your strength,
strived for it,
burned with desire for it
in every intake of breath.
I didn't see as you crumbled in on yourself,
I didn't see as you left those perfect little
parallel scars upon your
I didn't see your great collapse,
I didn't see how you struggled with each living breath.
I wish I'd taken hold of your hand,
and shown you, you always had something to grab hold of.
You cracked love,
shattered in on yourself.
You are strong,
but no one has the strength to fight this.
I wish you would've known,
I would've fought alone right beside you.
Ready to take a life and give my life,
to save yours.
Your broken heart,
cut and bleeding,
I wish you could see how mine
bleeds right along with yours.
You aren't hopeless,
you don't deserve to die.
You keep on fighting,
a flame burns inside you that refused to die.
You are an angel,
finding her way,
and healing broken scars.
I'll be standing behind you, ready to help lead the way.