Shut your mouth or I’ll shut it for you;
I shouldn’t listen to your lies.
You think you do, but I really doubt
You see the madness in my eyes.
There’s so much more inside of my soul
Than I will ever let you see.
You think you know, but you’re just guessing
To what all is inside of me.
You peek, you poke, you prod, and gesture
But I won’t give you what you want.
You think that you can break my body,
But my life-blood you’ll never staunch.
The things that you say are lies, and worse:
Once I almost did believe you.
Your falsehoods have lifted like a curse,
And now I know what’s really true.
I have never fought back, never won
But now I see it all so clear:
You were always the scared one;
You were the only one with fear.
And now I stand atop the tower,
Overlooking this hopeful place.
I guess I never really noticed
Until I lost sight of your face.