Love Is Not
By Brandy Hayes Angel
Beautiful girl, You are not difficult to love, or easy to ignore.
His poisonous words are not truth, but calculated weapons, he’s used many times before.
You are not guilty of those crimes he insists you are.
He has to break you down, my dear, or his lies won’t go very far.
His projections are only his secrets he hopes to hide through a fog of gaslighting and love bombs he uses to confuse.
Exhausting extreme ups and downs are commonly used.
Love is not lonely, not angry, and it does not push you to walk behind.
Love is not manipulative, that leaves you confused and sick, in both body and mind.
Love is steady, constant and content.
Love is safe, built on trust and actions they don’t need to repent.
Love is not living in anxiety, fear and constant crying.
Love is not a fixer upper, a project, a partner who is always lying.
Real love starts within you.
You have to love yourself first, I promise you this is true.
You can not pour from an empty cup, so fill yourself up before you offer to share.
People only treat you how you allow them too, no matter how much they say they care.
Love does not dim your light and force you to be smaller.
Love holds you higher and says grow taller.
Love does not grow weaker and lay down guilt and disgust at your feet.
Love grows stronger with each passing day, no matter what obstacles you meet.
Love is strength, love is kind.
Love does not attempt to warp your mind.
Love does not bend reality and call you hateful names.
Love is not shame brought on by endless games.
Love is not isolation and constant character attacks.
Love celebrates your victories, not hanging on to what they say you lack.
Love can see through the illusions of their charms.
Love is truth, open eyes, heart, mind and arms.
So remember who you are and how brightly your light shines on this world.
Please never settle for anything less my beautiful girl.
Written by Brandy Hayes Angel 2022