I’ll Always Give You A Reason To Stay

Giulia Agostini
Giulia Agostini

I’m not one to beg. I’m not going to sit on my knees, and tearfully look up at you with a wish written on my mouth. I’m not going to pathetically shout to you, if you decide to leave me. I’m not going to sink down into a bed of despair. I’m not that girl. I’m not the one who needs someone else to make me whole. I’m not the one who needs someone else to be happy. I’m not who I used to be. 

But, no matter what, if I love you, I’ll always give you a reason to stay. I’m not going to beg for you if you don’t want to. And I’m not going to make you wish you had never met me. I’ll just simply let you go if that’s the case.

But if you love me, and if you want me just as much as I want you, I’m not going to let you down.

I’ll show you that you can lean on me when you feel too weak to do it on your own. I’ll show you that you have me to give you tissues when you have a cold, and I’ll give you five cups of tea everyday despite your protests. I’ll be there for you when you whisper to me about your dark past, and I won’t turn away from your flaws.

I’ll show you that you can count on me to always make you laugh.

I’ll tell you that it’s ok to fall down sometimes because I’ll be there to help you stay steady.

I’ll show you that you shouldn’t be afraid to cry in front of me. I’m not going to laugh at the pain you feel. And I’ll always be there at the end of the day to give you a warm hug, and to plant sweet kisses all over your face.

I’ll show you that I’m the girl you can have fun with. I’ll be the one to encourage you when you feel like you aren’t good enough, and I’ll be your favorite cheerleader. I’ll be there when you act ugly and take out your insecurity and anger on me.

I won’t leave. I won’t run or turn my head away. I’ll just love you more.

I’ll show you, that sometimes, people don’t always leave. That sometimes, the world actually makes sense. That even on the darkest days, cracks of light still peak through. That even on the darkest nights, the stars shine the brightest.

I’ll show you, that the world can be beautiful even when the sun sets.

That people can be good. People don’t always say goodbye. I’ll show you that sometimes, if you’re really lucky, they will stay. And I promise, I’ll always be the one who stays. Because as long as we’ve got each other, we’ll be ok. As long as I’ve got you and you’ve got me, staying will never be a question. Thought Catalog Logo Mark

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