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Safe Enough to Let Go

Do you really think of me that way?
Do I really inspire you to be this way?
I thought this was impossible,
That it was all a wild goose chase.

You let me know I have nothing to prove,
And yet everything to lose.
I didn’t know myself,
Until you helped me understand.

Although I am still in a dream sequence,
In denial that this is real,
I cling to it with every tear that falls.

Tears of happiness for the future,
Tears of hurt from the past,
Tears that you soak into the shoulder
Of your faded gray t-shirt.

Reassuring me with every touch,
That I’m alright,
That this means so much.

You may find me to be too sentimental,
Or a little uptight at times,
Maybe a little wild and crazy,
Or too impressed by your silly singing and rhymes.

Yet you tell me every day that I’m beautiful,
Tell me I’m your princess,
And every day I realize,
How I can’t afford to lose this.
If love was impossible, then baby,
I don’t want this to be possible.

You’re my sunshine, you’re my rain,
And you’re the blood running through my veins.

You’re my pillow,
So soft with comfort.
My teddy bear I can tell all of my darkest secrets to,
And feel safe enough to let go.
I want to stay here, in your arms, forever.

The past is the past, and it breaks my heart,
And yet it’s true when they say
That for every girl with a broken heart,
There’s a boy waiting with a tape gun.

Is it true that I found you?
Is this even real?
How is it possible for a boy to love someone like me,
And not try to break me heart?

Sometimes it just feels so surreal,
As though the way I feel will be what lets me fall.
Then you’re there,
To catch me in your arms,
To kiss my lips,
Free me from harm.

You catch me breathless,
And yet you’re my reason for breathing,
The beat of my heart that keeps me alive.

I have nothing to prove,
Because everything I need,
Is all in you.


(c) Katelynn 2010





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