You said that I could find peace
then you told me I was worthless
You said that I could smile again
then you turned out the light
You were no different from the others
expecting what I could never give
Promising the road to hope
then leaving me alone, lonely and afraid
You said I chose what I lived
then you told me the price I would pay
You said my life would change
then abandoned me when there was no way
Your truth was a lie
you wished it to be real if you told it enough
You said my failure was a lack of faith
yhen I cried and tried and cried
You said I lacked desire and sincerity
then I fell to pieces and died inside
I loved life but could not live mine
You beat me then stole my last breath
You said to ignore the sound of footsteps
the sound of others on the same road
You said that to live any other way was unacceptable
then I knew I only had to accept myself
The road is long and lonely
Even though so many are walking
I will leave a light.
You are not alone.
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You do not have to believe what you are being told about yourself.
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