She Must Know

Written by: Laura Malmstrom

She must know he loves her.
She must know how her voice affects him.
How each time he sees her, he has to force himself to breathe.

She must know he wants her.
She must know the ache he feels when she’s not near.
How he longs to feel her in his arms when he goes to sleep each night.

She must know he needs her.
She must know that her faith in him gives him strength to hope.
How she can make him smile even after an awful day, just by being there.

She must know he loves her.
She must know that pushing her away is destroying him inside.
How frightened he is to let her inside the rigid armor he has built to protect himself.

She must know he wants her.
She must know that he could never replace her with another.
How her love has touched him like no woman before or after ever could.

She must know he needs her.
She must know that when he says he does not care anymore, he is lying to himself.
How her stubborn refusal to give up on him is the most precious thing to him on this Earth.

She must know he loves her; though his words and actions spurn her.
She must know he wants her; though he says to let him be.
She must know he needs her; though his pride won’t let him tell her.

She must know….right?