What You Owe MeA Poem by The Lonestar
E…you took my youth
You took my spirit
You took my love
And crushed it beneath your boot.
You took my children
You took my freedom
You took my confidence
And snubbed it out with one sentence.
You continually take my peace
You shatter my calm
You bleed me through policy
And you steal my time.
K…you took my hope
You took my vitality
You took my dreams
And sucked them from my soul.
You nickel and dime me
You rewrite history to suit you
You take my children’s happiness
And use it as a weapon for your own martyrdom.
You took my body
You took my career
You took my new life’s fledgling steps
And cast them to the crucifix that you bear.
Both of you made a life with me
Both of you make a life of me
Both of you tally your shares
Of my current and future gains.
What do I owe either of you
Regardless of any past or present wrongs
That I may or may not have been guilty of?
For the wounds that you inflicted
Upon my fragile soul
And naked flesh
Bear not only your brands
But the mark of my own hands.
I am sorry that I can no longer
Fill the empty spaces in your souls
Through the sacrifice of my life and spirit
But what I have left belongs to me and is shared
By one who deserves a chance to prove
She deserves what little spirit she has left
After giving it all to your kindred spirits
Who want only to suck the marrow
From others’ bones.
What do you owe me?
There is a fine question.
After a collective thirteen years
Of continual assault
Do I deserve restitution?
No damages to be paid.
No apologies to be written.
No clemency to be sought.
Just allow me to live my life
And allow my children to live theirs
Without having to come to hate you both
For your misanthropic attitudes
Towards those who tried
To love you.
© 2011 The Lonestar
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Last Updated on May 3, 2011
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