Painful Secret

I looked into your eyes

And saw the smile on your face.

I heard your sweet laughter

And the funny voices that you made.

I watched your every movement

Or as much that I could see.

I felt this feeling grow

Deep inside of me.

You may not have known it then

The way I felt for you.

The burst of pain in every breath

That held my secret true.

My secret was too painful

For me to hold inside.

I gave in and told you how

I love you every night.

I love you for everything

That you have done for me.

I love you for all the things

That are too small to see.

I love you with each passing breath

And every blinking eye.

And I will always love you

Until the day I die.

-Laura Ellis (08-15-04)