i don't think i'm ready to love you yet she whispered sadly
like a girl who's been hurt by the world and doesn't know true love when she sees it.
i don't think she realized yet that when he said he loved her
he really meant it.
it will only take a minute, he says gently, as he reaches out his scarred hands,
and his face looks like the face of one whose heart had been broken.
she didn't even know why he wanted her and he said
i love you
he said it again.
i didn't know that happiness could hurt so much she sobbed into her sleeve.
do you understand now, he said,
and she said i'm starting to.
"smiling through her tears, as she gives her heart away,
she understood that Love was everything"