What you taught me

 

You taught me invaluable things

You taught me that sometimes life sucks

That sometimes life’s good

What it means to be kind

 

You taught me the tenderest things

You taught me how happiness feels

How contentment feels

Life was perfect with you

 

You taught me the gentlest things

You taught me how to see myself

To look away from me

And I fell in love with you

 

You taught me the hardest things

You taught me you weren’t everything

But you were a lot

And I sure hope you knew

 

You taught me I need to let go

You taught me how much I loved you

I still need to let go

I still love you, you know

 

You taught me a beautiful thing

You taught me to live without you

And when I saw you again

My heart turned into soup

 

You taught me something I can’t describe

You taught me to smile without you

To love without you

But, you know what

 

Oh, oh, I still love you.

 

Emilino

 

Hand picture by Andrew Mitchell

Eye picture courtesy fc03.deviantart.net

I prayed that I would let you go

 

I wondered what life would be like

If you were to disappear

Wondered if I would feel the ache

What I would become without you near

 

And when you really did leave

Thinking of you was agony

I prayed that I would let you go

I loved you, and I know you know

 

Sometimes I wish I’d never known you

But I know everything you did for me

Yourself aside, and you helped me to see

All I thought, before you, wasn’t true

 

You came, and showed me how to live

And I followed you like a puppy

And then you left, and with you my heart

Still following you like a puppy

 

I prayed that I would let you go

Because it hurt to think of you

You gave me my greatest happiness

But after it came my sorrow

 

I loved you, I still love you

I’ll always love you, and never forget you

You taught me not to take for granted

Phases, like yours, that will pass

 

I prayed that I would let you go

I missed you, I missed you, I loved you

And again and again, more and more

Even after you’d gone, and yet –

 

I prayed that I would let you go

Because it hurt to think of you

I never thought my prayer would come true

And now it hurts that I’m letting you go.

 

 

Emilino

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