"I Would"

Each insult,

Each glass shatter,

Each word,

Each tear

Is a knife to my heart.

Words

Have power.

More power than fists.

You can't take back those cruel words.

Why?

Why do you care more for your friends?

Why must you start it?

Why must you be so frivolous with

Spending money?

Why must you bellow?

Why must you argue?

Don't make me choose.

Don't make me move.

Don't make me start over.

But if,

If I had to start over,

If I had to move,

If I had to give up a vacation,

If I had to give up the best birthday gift,

If I had to give up everything,

For you to stay,

For you to stay together,

I would.