Stay With Me
My mother calls me "sweety",
My father calls me "princess",
Strangers call me "sweetheart"
And you call me what you want.
Sometimes you call me "sweetling",
Or maybe even sweetheart,
But most of the time it's "darling"
said with all your heart.
Despite the endearing words you say,
Or how beautiful you believe me to be,
I look into the mirror each day
And hate is what I see.
My reflection shows a broken girl
With a broken heart in her hands,
And eyes that never cease to cry
Since no one understands.
I cling to the love I feel for you
Like a child to a teddy bear,
Afraid that if I lose my grip,
I'll find that you aren't there.
I admit I can be stubborn
With sometimes selfish intent;
I cut you apart with unfair words
That I never even meant.
Yet somehow you still love me
Despite the hurt I've given
You. No matter what I do,
You say that I'm forgiven.
I hope you know I care for you,
And that no matter what I say,
Or how much I want you to leave
My heart hopes that you'll stay.