Once upon a time, you were my Prince Charming.
You made me fall in love with you, that magical night.
You captivated me.
You made me believe that I needed you.
That you needed me.
You put thoughts into my head;
Hope, Love, Promise.
You told me everthing I wanted to hear.
And then, willingly, I walked into my Happily Ever After.
Or so I had hoped.
Now, not a day goes by without a bottle in your hand.
A slap across my face.
An insult in my ear.
A bruise around my wrist.
A hole in my heart.
Prince Charming, you killed me.
But I still love you.
I can't leave you. I could never leave you.
I love your thoughts, your mind, your body, your spirit;
It almost makes it worth the rest.
You gave me a drive once, a purpose.
A reason to live.
You, the noble prince,
That ripped my heart from my chest,
And manipulated it under your control.
The only thing I have left from you, the true you,
Are tiny remnants of the good times we had shared.
I cling onto those times as if they are my lifeline,
Because they are.
I smile most when I think of them.
I crave those times.
I rely on those times.
I dream of them in my head, every single night.
I dream that you would hold me again
I dream that you would kiss me again.
I dream that you would value me again.
In my dreams I am happy.
In my dreams I am reminded that you loved me, Prince,
Once upon a time.
No matter how many times you hurt me,
No matter how much you drink,
I will stay.
Because maybe if I just keep believing in you,
Having faith in you,
someday my dream will come true.