she sat so quietly
all while the monsters roared
and listened as they would berate her
leaving her beaten, bruised and sore
"You're worthless, dumb, unlovable"
"You'll never be enough."
"You're selfish, ugly, lazy, dull"
"You're never measure up"
she believed all of the monster’s words
she knew them to be true
she'd heard them countless times before
by those who loved her, too
despite the angry monsters
and her loathing deep inside
she wore a mask of friendship
with an ever present smile
"if I'm nice enough they'll like me"
"if I'm good enough they'll stay"
"if I give and give and fail to take, they will never go away"
but it never took too long
for everything to spoil
the hopes and dreams, they'd promised her
soon washed away like soil
in the beginning she'd be perfect
they couldn't find a fault
but in time they'd find she's human
and from the pedestal she drops
eventually she comes crashing
down unto the ground
she looks only to find
that no one is around
and so she picks up the pieces
to build herself again
into the ideal woman
for it’s their love she needs to win