You were everything I wanted to be;
I think that's why I was drawn to you.
You helped me build walls of confidence,
Gates of trust, and windows of clarity.
You built a castle of dreams and safety for us.
When the battles came--
When friends asked questions--
You defended us, saved us from insecurity.
That is, I thought you did.
But when the final battle came,
The last fight,
Our castle collapsed
And when the dust cleared,
I saw that there was never really a castle there at all,
Just the landmines you placed from the start.