My Heart Betrays Me

The secrets that you keep

              Deceit you hold so deep

Cuts me to the core

            My heart falls from its sore

You do not understand

            The love that I demand

Or how you hurt me so

            My pain will ever grow

I once believed I knew you

            Which clearly is all but true

You say you have always loved me

            But the bleak, cold truth I now see

Your real heart masks a disguise

            For among your sweet words hide lies

You tear my heart in two

            So now I must leave you

Thank you for the joy we did make      

            Those moments without the heartache

But this can't go on any longer

            I won't pretend to be stronger

I have tried and tried again

            But my heart will never mend

Unless I say goodbye

            And please do not ask why

The pain is still too near

            For leaving you yet, I most fear

Because I love you still

            And yes…I always will