By: Linda Santiago

Sometimes I stop and wonder
what I saw in you

Was it in your gentle smile?
or simplicity in the things you do

You always were so calm and kind
so rare, it seems today

You didn't mind being different
or the opinions of what others had to say

I found myself attracted to you
the moment we met

The way you made me smile
I never will forget

My friends thought I was crazy
but it was love at first sight

and my heart lead me to believe
you were Mr. Right

All of my illusions
I made up in my mind

Were so far from truth
but I couldn't see it at the time

It wasn't easy being so close
yet, so very far away

Not knowing how you felt
kept me in bondage every day

I kept you in my prayers constantly,
In hopes that you would see

Just how much I cared for you
and maybe one day, you could care for me

One day my prayers were answered
you said, you would like to try

You thought we would be good together
I should have known it was a lie

I guess I was just another toy,
a game you liked to play

I wish I had known sooner
that you never planned to stay

All the empty promises
you lead me to believe

How could I be so foolish
and so easily deceived

I wish I would have known
you needed to be free

But you're the one who stole my heart
and then you held the key

My dreams became a nightmare
the way it came to end

You left without discussing it
I found out from a friend

How could you live with yourself?
knowing what you did

You didn't act like a man
you acted like a kid

Running from the truth
was the easy thing to do

I wish you had the courage to be honest
to gently tell me... we were though

I guess I've come to realize
that love is a fairy tale

No matter how I've tried
I always seem to fail

Why do some win at love?
and others always lose

Is it just that I'm unlucky
of the men I seem to choose

I think this time
I'll stay by myself

and take my broken heart
and put it on a shelf

Now no one can break it
or try to steal the key

Of the broken pieces
of a heart... that once was free