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One day you say yes
the next no.
I've done all that I can,
I'm done with you.
Its constantly back and forth,
I lose
ALWAYS
All that is going to end.
All the chains, and whips,
All the lies,
The stupid lies,
They're through.

Gone.
Done.
I don't even recognize you
You're built of everyone's pain and sufferage,
Well I'm taking my pain and sufferage back.
I'm giving it to someone
Who deserves to hurt me.
You don't deserve
To respect me.

That is all I eveer ask for,
But you dont deserve it.
You don't want it,
Cause you think
that you don't need it.
To respect me,
Fine!
Don't!
I can handle it.

That is your choice.
A stupid one.

You cannot get respect
Until you give respect.
I have been giving you respect since I can remember,
And all I ask for in return
Is just a little bit,
A little bit of respect.

No pain.
No suffering.
No lack of power,
Or control,
But peace,
Understanding,
And maybe the regrowth
Of love.
I don't hate you,
But do I love you?
I don't know why I should.
I am a mistake,
An accident.
Did you even want me?
Is that why you left?
Why did you join the army?
Is everything I know a lie?
Did I work so hard
just to be stuck?

HELL NO!
I worked damn hard
To make something of myself,
To prove something to myself,
To show the world my name,
And to show you
That I am through playing games.
It has been a hell of a ride,
A long hell of a ride.

I have been pushed down,
And pushed around,
But i am still standing,
But everytime I get up again.
Perseverence.
Maybe you have heard of it?
Unlikely.

Whatever.
What's it to me?
I'll just roll it off,
And push it far back
Into my brain.
Maybe then
Things will be okay.
Until then
I will remain here
Standing tall,
High,
Shinning,
Keep standing,
Still standing,
Like a skyscraper,
Like a beautiful piece of art.

"You can take everything I have,
You can break everything I am,
Like I'm made of glass,
Like I'm made of paper,
Go on and try to tear me down,
I will be rising from the ground,
Like a skyscraper,
Like a skyscraper."





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