When Push Comes to Shove

By Cole Davis

You are my world

Compliment after compliment

Opening my heart to you

Letting my love blossom on unfertile ground

Risking pain and heartbreak to chipping away at your shell


You push away in anger

Afraid of being hurt

Not showing the world the true you

Being afraid to care

Hating life for its cruelty

Wishing others would stop caring about you


I relentlessly continue to try to open your heart

To show you the better side of people

To heal the wounds that were thought to be unamendable

To treat you like you deserve to be treated

Opening your eyes to who you really are and not to what people made you

Refusing to quit till you see yourself through my eyes