I’ll Smile if you Smile

by Willow Bennison
I’ll Smile if you Smile

“I guess it took more than words to bound your wounds
because many didn’t even penetrate the surface
even when I saw you start to crack all I could do was stand back
and i watched the pieces fall i was helpless
I was small”

we were trying to get back to words

as you left me watching as you flew toward the sky

I guess I held too tight to your rope because it broke along with you

but you were already broken when I found you at the end of the road

or was it you who found me at the beginning of the road

im not quite sure anymore

 

I guess it took more than words to bound your wounds

because many didn’t even penetrate the surface

even when I saw you start to crack all I could do was stand back

and i watched the pieces fall i was helpless

I was small

 

I tried to be the hero

I tried to fix your broken bits

but how can you clean up shards of glass if you yourself

are falling through the jagged cracks

 

I cared more for you

then for myself

I asked you

no I begged you to smile

to laugh

to live

 

but you said no

I said I would smile if you did

and I haven’t smiled since

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