Perfectly Imperfect

I didn’t give up on you
No, I couldn’t just walk away
You tried to hide your face from me
And yet I stayed
I stayed through the dark hours
Through the hot glistening tears
I stayed when laughter barked roughly
Tearing from your throat
Harsh reminders of harsher days
I stayed when you had to leave the light on
Shadows within shadows
Playing games in your mind
I stayed when you threw the book at me
Glancing from my shoulder
And then you yelled
Screamed you didn’t want me but
The terror in your eyes
Spoke a different truth
You clung to hope and love
Even as you tried to save me from yourself
Pushing against me and our love
Still I stayed
I stayed when you took another lover
In that last ditch gamble
That final shove of desperation
As you listed every reason why I should go
Of course I know you’re not perfect
But you’re just right for me
So take my hand we’ll figure this out
Let’s walk this path together
Perfectly imperfect, we


©️tara caribou – 2018

Read more about the highs and lows of love at Caribou Crossings.

6 Comments Add yours

  1. It sounds, as though this other person really doesn’t love you, because if s/he does, then, s/he wouldn’t, hurt you like that, and, i’d been, in abusive relationships, and, i got, butchered, but i got out, as soon as i’d, realized it, i hope that you will too, before, it’s, too late…

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  2. Have we met lol. A heart string puller, loved it.

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  3. This is a very well written piece. It flows great and certainly brings about some emotions from the imagery you paint. Well done.

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