Grateful should you be towards me,
For I’ve shown you what it is to love.
Now you paint in colors never seen before.
Now you know joy, laughter and so much more.
Livid should you feel
For I stirred the mild storm you
Cautiously navigate through.
Pain has become my beloved bedfellow;
That you got to meet him brings me great sorrow.
And friend, there is so much more to life
Than the past you cling to.
Loathe me not;
my cruelty was a well-masked gift.
What you feel I have felt before,
Thank me for now you know so much more.