I have lived my life in between the shades of joy and pain.
I have dreamed of success, but never in color, it was always in a shade of grey.
I buried my ideas, so that you could walk on a field of dreams.
I kneeled before those I should have stepped over, so that you could stand among giants.
I chose silence over violence, because of the lessons and trials you might face.
I elected to drown my tears, so that you could resurrect my fears.
I felt my lungs collapse, while giving away my last breath.
I did all of these things, just to remove you from harms way. But in the end there was no escape.
And through it all, I can honestly say I love you for all the things I didn’t say, I love you for all the days it didn’t rain. I love you for the times there was not any pain.
However all things have a beginning and an end.