I tried the best I could
To be the best I could
For even the worst of you
Just so you could be the best you could to me.
But the best I could wasn’t good enough
To make you the best you could be to me.
And even when I see the sun shining from your eyes
And flowers sprouting
With every step that rises from the dirt
I trail behind
Because that’s the best I can be.
A tiny weed
Scattered through your flowers
Because what you see of me
Is what I have come to be
And the best I will ever be
Is as great as you make me.
I see the best in you
But you don’t see the best in me
And therefore we can never be.
Even though this is the truth
I will stay and admire you
Until the weeds have eaten all your flowers away
And you ask me to leave.
But until then
I will be the best that I can be
For even the worst of you.