Love Makes us Blind
It won’t happen again, what do they know?
We were happy just a few months ago,
a new baby, a little girl,
all was right again in our world.
No more fights, holes in the walls,
no more desperate late night calls…
Then one day, something changed,
a gun to your head, saying you can’t live this way,
for weeks, our son walked around saying bang bang
I can’t forget the look on his innocent face…
A month later, more holes in the walls,
broken phones interrupting panicked calls.
Trying to find a way out of that hell,
I remember it all now so well.
So I got a job, no one approved
but I had to get away from you
I did what I did, there’s no excuse,
How could I have known what it would lead to?
A sunny, warm day we went to your dads
he and I talked, told him it was getting bad.
He said get out, things won’t ever change
I knew he was right, saw anger on your face.
We argued in the car, on our drive home,
I was nervous so I grabbed my phone.
You saw me, threw it out the window
said you can’t live without me, can’t live alone…
It happened so fast, it felt like a dream
80 miles an hour, a bridge, a wall, a scream.
Airbags deployed, our son awoke,
April fools day, but it wasn’t a joke.
You walked away from the wreckage without a scratch
left me bleeding, our son crying in the back…
Cars stopped and stared at the mess
I cried as we waited for the EMS.
Every year, I think of that scene
my inability to just leave,
I never thought it could happen to me,
love makes us blind to what we should see.