Treat you right; I want to.
Speak to you gently; I long to.
Uplift you; I yearn to.
Build you up; I want to.
I have fallen short of my good intentions.
I cut you down.
I dress you down.
I demean you.
I dismiss you.
I look out for any little mistake you make.
I pounce on you.
I devour you.
I shun you.
I shame you.
I burn you down with my words.
Not perfect yet?
I loathe you.
Are you showing signs of weakness?
Keep off me!
Oh! Poor you.
Oh! Dear me.
Oh! Poor us.
Oh! What to do now?
How do I build up this bridge I destroyed?
How do I breach this gap between us?
How do I heal these wounds I inflicted on you?
How do I bridge the chasm between us?
Let me go!
These are the flimsy tokens I can offer you for now.
I know it will take time.
I know it is a process.
I understand it is a journey.
It takes time to build the trust that I broke and heal your wounded heart.
I am all in, let us take it at your pace.
Test and prove me to your content.
But I implore you, don’t shut me out.
Don’t push me out of your life.