I Only Knew How to Give up by Can Yucel
I have never said ‘I love you’ to a person I have never loved;
or I’ve never expected the person I love to love me back.
I’ve never put a price on my friendship, and I’ve never put a limit on my love.
If I loved someone, I went all the way,
If I was done with anyone, even though I would miss them to death, I didn’t look back.
Sometimes I was heartbroken, and maybe sometimes I broke hearts.
But I said ‘mistakes are for people’.
I forgave, I asked for forgiveness.
Some of them broke my heart more than once but I still forgave them.
Maybe they judged me and called me ‘really naive’
Maybe they snickered insidiously.
But the thing they have forgotten was;
I wasn’t the one who was mistaken!
They were the only ones that were mistaken most of the times but they weren’t aware of it.
Since they don’t know what a loss of a person is like,
Since losing people has become normal to them,
but I have never lost a person,
I only knew how to give up when the time came..