You knew me once as a blind gladiator Corrupted by tunnel vision And pride. The lives of others didn't matter In the chase for glory. You accepted me.
At my wit's end, Upon my final defeat, The end of the line, Our bond was tested With a mutual separation - You wished me The best, And accepted me.
When I walked through your door Beaten, burdened, and broken, You cradled me gently. We knew what once was Could be no more. No.
Our connection grew stronger When I let you in. This time, I finally accepted you.