Sono Egao o Let me see your smile

"I love you too much to let you go…"

My voice said to you, ever so quietly

Your eyes filled with tears

As you witnessed my insane love for you

"You drive me mad…" I laughed

I never knew I could laugh

But for when I'm by your side

When I am with you…

I am ecstatic to be near you

To hear your mellifluent voice

To know that you are there

But when those betraying tears fall from your eyes

When you cry and plea for me to stop

I feel only love, and it is too strong for me to handle

Your eyes, your hair, your lips…

Is it possible to love someone too much?

As I held you in my arms, cracked and broken

You were like a child, and I whispered to you

"I love you too much to let you go…"

Your eyes became cold and glassy

Your voice became harsh and pungent

You put up with me for so long…

Sometimes I wondered if you really did love me…

Days became nights, and nights became days

Though you promised your undying love to me

That one day, I heard something in your tone

Something salacious, something promiscuous

Though I did not question you, I became suspicious

Then that day came…

I walked into our room

Your laugh came from somewhere…

Your laugh, so beautiful, so simple…

Even though I saw you with someone else

That night, as I gazed upon your sleeping form

It made me happy

You were acting like it was a long time ago

We were happy, we felt eternal

Every day you smiled at me…

The love in your simple gesture so strong

Slowly that love waned out…

I longed for you to return to the way you had been before

Then, you were like a violet in the wind

Soft and so pretty, your laugh like heaven

When I would say

Those few simple words

"I love you too much to let you go…"

You would playfully pull at my hair

The look in your eyes innocent

As I watched you with someone else, I was happy

"I love you too much to let you go…"

But seeing you with that other person

So happy and content

Your lips were smiling

You mouth was laughing

And somehow, I wished…

That I would have hurt even you sooner

"I love you too much to let you go…"

But I know, even now…

That to let you go would be…

A sentiment of my undying affection for only you