he pretended to be nice
and she fell for him
she blindly ignored his manipulative comments,
passive-aggressive responses, and sickeningly sweet words.
until one day he became brave enough to
slap her in the face
(not literally of course)
and she looked at him in honesty for the first time
because she had shown him nothing but love
and this was the gift he gave her in return.
she wasn't perfect
but she was passionate
she lived life with intensity
and her strength was more than he could handle.
for the first time
in a long time
she decided not to waste her tears on him.