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Before I was broken, I was cheerful and I smiled.
Smiles that caused my eyes to crinkle and sparkle with delight.
Smiling feels unnatural now. I do it when it’s polite.
I found humor and laughed at life.
Happy tears that spilled from my eyes until my cheeks were wet.
Nothing is funny now that I’m eternally upset.
I had close friends.
Those who I still love and adore.
I’ve pushed them so far away that they can’t catch me anymore.
I loved myself and the way I lived my life.
I tried my best to be gentle, kind, and sweet.
Those virtues were beaten down and are now obsolete.
Before I was broken, I didn’t know you.
I cherished life, and I was a far better person then, too.
Now my days are filled with tissues and tears and dreams of you.
While you loved me, I didn’t know it was all a lie.
Our future seemed magical and filled with love and hope.
I didn’t know you set me on an impossible slope.
When you broke me, you broke every piece of me.
Since I’ve been broken, I don’t know any other way to be.
So here I am. Broken. It’s the only thing I can see.