When it is your first love,
You tend to depend a lot on storybooks you’ve read or movies you grew up watching,
But neither comes to life when it happens.
He doesn’t make you nervous when he touches you,
Instead, you’ll go weak on your knees.
He doesn’t tell you “I love u” every night before bed,
But he’ll tell you “I love u” when you hate yourself.
He doesn’t love your flaws,
Instead, he accepts them.
He doesn’t kiss you under the moonlight,
But he’ll kiss you in the car when it’s pouring outside.
He doesn’t sing to every word of your favourite song,
Instead, he’ll just hold your hands while you hum to it.
When it is your first love, nobody told you it was going to be easy,
And it isn’t.
Nobody told you that you’ll give it a million chance even if you knew it was bound to be over.
Nobody told you that you’ll stop loving him one day,
Because you’ll only love him more each day,
And if you’re lucky,
He’ll love you too.
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