I swore I’d never miss you.
I swore I’d never care.
I swore it was your teeny tinyness
That kept me hating you there.
I swore I wouldn't feel bad
When I up and left you there
I swore it wouldn't hurt my heart
I was too callous now too care.
At times I screamed and shouted at you.
Deep obscenities thrown to the air.
At times I cried and wept for you
For you had no idea what was out there.
Oft I mocked and ridiculed you
Saying you knew nothing at all.
That something with such grandiose ideas
Turning out to be so small.
That you were worth nothing
Compared to what I’d known.
But it was in your heart
That I was truly shown.
Shown what it meant to love
The life that life itself had dealt.
And in the smallest tiny places
The greatest things are felt.
And though I swore I never would
I look back on our times quite often.
Because it was in a place like Rexburg
That my heart began to soften.