Beneath this seeming self-worship,
Beneath this cloak of defense and counter-defense,
Beneath this apparent show of dis-interest,
Lies a heart
That is screaming to be understood.
We are creatures of selfishness,
And will understand only that which motivates us:
And can only struggle to comprehend
Feelings we think are alien –
Because they are not ours.
I love you, and always have.
I show it less, I know,
Because I want you to do it my way.
But I love you, and always will,