Your words don’t mean much,
They prop you up like a crutch.
My ears ring with your lies,
Abuse hides within love’s disguise.
How do I leave this place?
Darkness calls me,
To the oblivion of my misery.
I just died a little inside.
How can you claim to love me?
Your words ring with false sincerity.
Years passing I made it through,
But at times I’m haunted by you.
The ashes have blown away,
How do I face the coming day?
The scars inside always ache,
Nightmares of you push me to break.
To cut you out who would I be?
Since your acts have molded me.
I’ve risen from the ruins of your hate,
These acts of kindness come too late.
Standing tall I’m so much more,
Than you’ve ever given me credit for.
Touched by love I know my worth,
Better than you from the time of my birth.
My strength proven time and time anew,
Despite the damage created by you.
You claimed it was for my own good,
That these acts would someday be understood.
The face in the mirror weeps,
The pain and bruises wreck my sleep.
My tears and blood flow out,
Because you had to show your clout.
The child inside says goodbye,
To the villains that made her cry.
To take your worst,
Saying I am cursed.
Listen to me cheer,
I am still here!
Your efforts failed so long ago,
You made me strong with so much to show.
My life goes on,
While your own is gone.
Your monstrous deeds immortalized in this song,
Why did hitting a child not feel wrong?
I cried myself to sleep so many a night,
Now my spirit begins its flight.
Spreading my wings to fly away,
As you watch in hatred and dismay.
Goodbye to those who claim to be kin,
Keep your beliefs and your sin.
I sever the ties,
And I am deaf to your lies.