Through It All

You know
We’ve been through a lot together
We’re so young
And we haven’t really been close for that long
But even so
We’ve been to hell and back
And the one thing everything has in common
From the pillow fights
To all the actual arguments
From the occasional days when I couldn’t stand to be near you
To the more frequent ones when that’s all I wanted to do
From the wars we waged against ourselves and took out on one another
To the love we showed as we stayed and did our best to stop the other’s fight
From inside jokes and shared smiles
To crying our eyes out and shared fears
From having been so alone
To feeling like we were at home with one another
From friendship to love and back again
From days we spent every moment together
To days when we’re together but we’re not
To days when we’ve been far apart for far too long
To days when we’re back and all’s well
Everything has one thing in common:
Every hurdle and every flat stretch
We faced them all together
You and me
We’re real
Even though that took so long for you to say
And even longer for me to see
We’re real
And “us” is something even we can’t break
Through it all
Ups and downs
Twists and turns
Elated plateaus and unexpected pitfalls
We made it through it all
And even one quick glance at us now
Proves that yes, the destination was more than worth the journey
But wouldn’t have been nearly as satisfying without it
One quick glance at us now
If you know all the places we’ve been
Tells you that “us”
We ain’t goin’ nowhere
We can get through anything
So the next time we trip over something we didn’t see coming
Or have to go without one another for too long
Remember that it, too, shall pass
And, in passing, shall bring us even closer
Absence makes the heart grow fonder…
There’s a point I’m trying to make here
I’m not sure you really get what I’m trying to say
So I’m gonna give it to ya straight:
After everything that we’ve been through
I just wanted to tell ya that I…
No, not yet
Let me make this crystal clear
I wanted to tell you that I forgive you
And I hope that you can find it in your heart to forgive me
There aren’t words to express how much you changed me, my heart, my life
So instead of stumbling around trying to find them
I just want to thank you
I want you to know that I’m better because of you
So what I wanted to tell you
Is that through it all, I’ve loved you all along
After everything that we’ve been through,
No matter where I go, how long I stay, or what I say
I still love you
I’ve loved you all along
And I always will.

by Maya Reid

Comments (2)

Great poem. Great Story. Great ending and it is so lyrical when read out loud
Nice poem i love it.