For anyone who’s ever been in a long distance relationship

A reluctant hug, and a soft kiss goodbye, he is leaving once again

Every month or so, he comes to visit then goes back on a plane

When he is with me, it is the only time I feel truly loved and complete

And when we are apart, all I can think of is when next we’d meet

He looks me in the eye and tells me he is sorry that he has to go

Pulling me in closer, he adds, “This is not a goodbye, this is only hello.”

I watch tearfully as he walks away from me, into the departure hall

He glances back for one last look and a short wave, before disappearing behind a wall

I wish he knew just how much I want and need him to stay

Before I know it, he’s long gone.. nothing but oceans and countries away

I tell myself to be strong, that life goes on – it should and it will

But why does it seem like every time he leaves, time just stands still?

The following days are spent getting used to not having hands to hold

The nights are longer, the side of the bed where he lies turns cold

I never knew before meeting him just how much I hated sleeping alone

Cuz instead of hugs and kisses in the morning, I now sit and wait by the phone

The comfort of his familiar voice is the only thing that keeps me sane

I try to keep myself occupied as much as I can to not think of the pain

With each passing moment without him, staying strong proves harder than I thought

This battle for a long distance relationship is the most difficult of any I’ve fought

Nothing compares to being kept away from the one person who makes you happy

I hate how I become such a different person, so lost, cold and angry

Can’t help but start blaming him for all the misery he’s causing

Can’t he tell that my heart’s tired of breaking?

Our feelings slowly change and patience gets much shorter,

At times I scream and ask myself, “Why the fuck do I even bother?!”

Loneliness and frustration becomes my only companion, it seems pointless holding on

I don’t think I can continue living like this, when the love is all gone

Despite the fights and tears, something in me refuses to let go

It’s a feeling so deep, inexplicable, I can’t tell you why this is so

Maybe it’s because I’m helplessly stubborn and naive

But love like this is something you’ll have to experience to believe

As the freezing snow in a hostile winter eventually melts away, summer comes around cheery and warm,

I believe there’s always a rainbow waiting to shine after a thunderstorm

The time finally comes, he waltzes back into my life as if nothing’s changed at all,

Whatever petty problems we had back then suddenly seem so small

When we kiss, it’s like the first time we have ever done it

When he tells me how he adores me, my heart still skips a beat

We haven’t been fighting a battle, it’s been a god damn war

But it’s over a year now, and I’m still wanting more

Cuz I love the way he brushes my hair and says my name

From the moment he told me “I love you”, things have never been the same

You see, I’m in a long distance relationship now, and this is how we roll

It’s trying, exhausting, expensive, and sometimes eats away at your soul

Though truthfully, I’ve never done anything as rewarding or humbling before,

Because across the world is somebody who’s thinking about me and believes I’m worth fighting for

Distance may only keep us temporarily apart,

Nothing will stop you from having my heart

Being so far away all the time is painful, but loving you is easy

Today, you shared a part of a weary heart, and this is my story.