“I can’t tell you exactly how it will end, but I can tell you this when it begins, it will feel like rain and when it ends it’ll feel like fire. And the truth is we’re all beautifully mad enough to believe that maybe love was meant to save us from ourselves.” -R.M. Drake.

I think we’re all afraid of showing someone the worst sides to ourselves. We’re afraid of rejection, we’re afraid of vulnerability.

But if you let me, I’ll love you at your worst.

I’ll love when you don’t like the reflection you see looking back at you.

I’ll love you for the things you are insecure about.

I’ll love you through every fight.

I’ll love you through every breakdown.

I’ll love you through every tear, you hate shedding.

I’ll love you through every anxiety attack.

I’ll love you when you become that person, you don’t recognize drunk.

I’ll love you when you push me away.

I’ll love you when you don’t understand.

I promise to love you at your worst. And with that it’ll heighten everything that is it’s best.

Because even at your worst, you’re beautiful.

Even those moments you hate yourself, I promise I won’t.

I’ll love you through the anger.

I’ll love you through the confusion.

I’ll love you for the past and accept it, as you haven’t yourself.

And even more for the future that may be uncertain.

I love you for the things you are. I love you too for the things you aren’t.

And if you let me I’ll love this way forever.

I’ll love until our wrinkles age together and we envy our youth.

I’ll love you for every memory that is imprinted in my heart.

I’ll love you for your quirks.

I’ll love you for your flaws.

I’ll love you for it all, if you dare let me.

Because when I look at you I see perfection, despite the flaws that prevail.

Because when I look at you I see the person you inspire me to be.

Because when I look at you, I’m happy to be alive.

So I’ll love you through it all, even in those moments you don’t love yourself.

And if you let me, I’d like to love you like that forever.


Written by Kirsten Corley. For more of Kirsten’s work, follow her Facebook fan page.