It’s been three years now,

Days have passed,

Months have passed, and still

I haven’t told her how I feel.

I have loved her with all

My heart.

From the beginning

It was love. However, I’ve had a fear

Of telling her how I feel.

Fear suppressed the love I had

For her.

I couldn’t tell her and all.

I could do love her from the shadows,

Love her in darkness.

And because of that fear, I had to

Watch her submit her love to another man

And I had no choice but to move on.

I had to play tough even though I was hurting.

Truly fear is more potent than love.