Tonight I Cried

Tonight I cried for all the lost years,
For all the hurt I caused you,
Because I couldn’t love you the way you loved me.
Because, ironically, you were the one person who loved me truly.

Tonight I cried for the woman I used to be.
For all the happiness and innocence lost,
Because the person I loved, truly, loves another.
Because he could not love me the way I loved him.

Tonight I cried for all the dreams I’ve abandoned,
For ambitions half heartedly pursued, sabotaged by cynicism and doubt,
Because I don’t believe that love conquers all anymore,
Because I still want it to…
Tonight I cried because I am alone.

-Jennifer Cusumano