Let Me Love You

Teddy Kelley
Teddy Kelley

I have fallen in love with you.

All our friends can see the chemistry between us. They think we should be together. I think you can see it too. You know that I still have feelings for you. I have stopped trying to hide them. I think you still have feelings for me but you won’t act on them. Why? Because you think that you are protecting me from yourself. I think you are afraid of hurting me later and so you think that if you push me away now you can save me. But you’re wrong. It hurts more to be pushed away than it would if we tried and things didn’t work out. I don’t need protection.

I chose you.

I know that there is a darkness inside and that you’re complicated but that doesn’t matter to me. I love who you are. I really think we could be good together. I think I could make you happy and you could make me happy. I think we would be good for each other. I would help you to see that you’re worth it to me, to see the goodness inside of you and you would remind me that I am important, fun, smart, and beautiful. I have heard you say that every day is a struggle and that sometimes it hurts to live. Your pain breaks my heart. I want to try to take the pain away. I want to be something good and light in your life.

There’s a quote that says, “One may tolerate a world of demons for the sake of an angel.” I want to be that for you.

I want to be the angel who would help chase away the demons in your mind. Let me in. Let me be there for you.

I can’t read your mind so I may never really know why you won’t let me in. I think that maybe you don’t think that you are good enough for me. You don’t have to be afraid. I’m not perfect. I’m complicated and there are shadows inside me too.

I chose you.

I know who you are and I accept it and it doesn’t change the way I feel. I’m right here, all you have to do is ask.

Let me love you.

I want to be your bright spot, but the truth is you were mine. I would never dream of telling you how to feel or what to do. I’m not asking you to change, I’m just asking you to let me in. Thought Catalog Logo Mark

Christine is a recent college graduate trying to find her place in the world.

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