No longer what I was,
devoid of purpose, devoid of pride
taken from me, all in your stride.
Crocodile tears of your inner fears
bringing me home, separating
dividing me from my peers.
Once I stood tall and proud,
now I'm but whisper in the crowd.
A shadow of my former self
there's nothing left to give
no life left to live
where once my head could not be turned
now I am forever spiralling
always down, always alone
Less than I was, less than a man
everything taken. No fight
no way to stand.
You chipped away a piece at a time
now complain that I am who I am
you wonder why I achieve so little
when all along you made me feel like a zero.
My feelings were never your concern
only your own, why didn't I learn.
I was warned to leave, to get out
to run, but I didn't listen.
Years have passed, and now neither of us are happy
we should have called it off before we had a family.
Now here we are in a shared pit of despair
not looking at each other. Not an ounce of care.
When will it end.
It has to end.