You know in stroke victims,
How they’re faces will droop
They’re limbs go limp
And they’re smile becomes half a smile?
Like your body half gives up
Because there is no longer an established balance.
These are signs,
Because there is something not right.
And time is brain.
Because your body will literally deteriorate the longer you spend in this static state.
Just as a stroke,
A one sided relationship
One person is perfectly fine, smiling and normal and waving,
Oblivious to the destruction occurring
A face turn away.
While the other side is falling
Increasingly unable to hold themselves up
With no clear understanding of just why this could be happening.
One moment you’re fine
And with one mistake
Unable to move forward without support
While the other walks behind you,
Often without looking back.
You don’t know what to do,
What to say
And how to act.
You must relearn speech
And normal interaction.
You pour effort into healing and amending yet your only reward may be radio silence and false hope.
You may be looked at differently
And you will always be worried of it happening again.
But you cannot let it effect your life.
It cannot tear you down
Or inhibit you from growing
And one mistake, one stroke will not define you.
No matter what they say,
Or what the risks may be,
Your smile will recover.
Your strength will return.
They say that we accept the love that we believe we deserve.
And we’re grown up knowing that we must treat others
As we would like to be treated.
But no one prepares you
For the feeling of being left behind,
Of falling without a step to catch yourself.
But instilled within us is hope and the knowledge that life will continue.
Even when you don’t accepted,
Or you weren’t hired or promoted,
Or maybe you were lead on and let down.
And maybe that person just doesn’t feel the same way that they used to.
It may break you down
And deteriorate your strength.
Because time is brain.
But you don’t deserve to lose your mind and your strength.
You deserve so much more
Than to be one sided.