Past memories linger, Scrolling by on a slideshow, Painted black and white Those snapshots haunt me, Smiling faces mocking, Laughing at where I am now
The beautiful mermaid watches Her lone love continue on, And how she longs to be the one, The one to replace that frown With a shining smile
So, with a small but knowing smile, The girl always thinks to herself, "It's okay, you don't have to love me."
Even through the tears, she persevered.
Always the quiet one, the one who stays silent I'll continue to be quiet, not saying a word, Never calling your behavior out But, I'll write it down, make a note, create a mark For every time I've been disappointed, wronged, or hurt I won't let it out, but I won't forgive or forget Stored in my mind, chained in my chest