To be honest
when I look at you
all I see are truths.
I see the true version of myself
in your eyes and smile and words you speak
I see that I am strong, cute, loved, smart, and beautiful inside and out
I see that I am a good friend and a good person.
I cannot see those things, by looking at myself with only my eyes
But I can see them, by looking at myself with your eyes.
When I look at you I see the truth
that God is good and life is good
and good people still exist.
I see the truth that pain does not make someone ugly
that kindness is not weak
that love is not owed
and beauty starts in the heart.
I see the truth that even someone as lovely as you
can feel that she is anything but
because of people around her.
I see that truth and know that certainly
it could apply to me as well.
I see the truth that the kindest people
are hurt as much as they love
I see that they are also blessed
but not as much as those who know them.
I see the truth that the devil may fill your mind with lies
but your heart will always speak truth over me.
When I look at you,
all I see are truths
and a girl who has been lied to
far too many times
but still looks for truth
and doubts herself
but never that she loves me.
so I hope that she will never doubt
that I love her
and I hope that I too,
can be a mirror of truths for her
the same way she is always one for me.
I hope when you look at yourself
you will see the truths I see
Because your truths
will always be more than your lies,
For L, in response to your “Honest” here is mine. I cried writing this. I love you <3