"Terrible Things"

By the time I was your age, I would give anything to the person I love. To fall in love truly was all I could think of. And that's when I met this certain lad, the boy of my dreams, the most handsome gentleman that I've ever seen. I was subconsciously staring at him from across the room and I felt like the two of us were alone – everything else a blur and I barely noticed it when he approached me.

He said, "Can I tell you a wonderful thing? I can't help but notice that you are staring at me. I know I shouldn't say this but, I can tell it by your eyes, I really believe that you're in love with me."

Now, I'm only telling you this because life can do terrible things.

Most of the time, he and I would stay under the stars on the rooftop of a skyscraper or sometimes on the grass beside that same building with bags of chips and we'd gaze at the stars and make wishes. We would share everything and the stars witnessed it all.

One night, he said to me, "Can I tell you a wonderful thing? I made you a present with paper and string. I'm asking you please, you know that I love you, will you marry me?" I was crying tears of joy and said yes. Slowly, so slow, he kissed my forehead.

Now, I'm only telling you this because life can do terrible things. I will hope and I will pray that God shows you life in a different way.

He was about to break down when he said this, "Can I tell you a terrible thing? It seems that I'm sick and I've only got weeks. Please don't be sad. I don't want to see you cry, honey. I really believe that you were the greatest thing that ever happened to me."

Slowly, so slow, I fell to the ground, on my knees. I cried. And hard. He was the boy of my dreams, the most handsome gentleman that I've ever seen and he's slowly slipping away from me. He, too, was the greatest thing that ever happened to me.

I have learned a lesson from that unfortunate event. Don't fall in love, there's just too much to risk. If given the choice, I would rather choose to walk away. I won't consent on Cupid shooting his arrows on me because I have learned a lesson and in a hard way.

I'm only telling you this because life can do terrible things.


A/N: I was inspired to write this by Mayday Parade's Terrible Things.