All the lies I've told

edengraceti'm just a writer
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There are many lies I've told during our relationship​.

All the lies I've told

by edengracet

I remember​ the first time I lied to you.

We were lying in bed and you told me you loved me. I was silent ​until you asked: "Do you love me". I said yes, even though I didn't love you.

The second time I lied to you was about an ex

We were at the grocery store and I saw him. The man who had abused me for years. I blanched, and you asked me what was wrong. I told you that it was nothing.

The third time I lied to you was to keep you safe.

He had found me. Found us. He told me I had two choices, leave you, or watch you get hurt. So I told you that I never loved you, and to stay away from me.

I never forgot your face the day I left.

Then all the lies I told were to myself. "You don't miss him" "You never loved him" "He wasn't the one" "Your life is better off without him"

Then I decided to start telling the truth.

I told the police about my abuser. I stopped lying to myself, and I went to find you.

I found you, and I told you the truth

I didn't do it so that you would take me back, I just needed to in order to heal. But then you did something​ amazing.

You forgave me. And then there was one last truth to tell

I love you, I never stopped​ loving you

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