A cloak falling upon us,
Such as the black clouds to cover the sky,
Invisible masks for the wandering man
And his motherless child
One with the lies
Alone on the road
Not a place to call home
Not a friend to call my name!
Oh, how foolish they were!!
To believe others actually cared!
To even THINK for a moment that someone was there
With a shoulder to cry on,
With a mind to create laughter
With arms, to give a comforting embrace,
Oh how cruel she was, finding new friends, to replace me.
How ROTTEN she was to demand the inconceivable.
How rude she was, to want but never give.
How stupid he was, to abandon me with strangers.
And incapable they all were, to supply nothing but pain
It was ME who allowed our relationship to tear to bits.
It was ME who bowed to her every request
It was ME who drew the line between what you give and what you get
It was ME who released his hand and let him walk away
It was me…who forgot the true blessing of their company.
It was me…
And in those days of denial
In those days of betrayal
Only until they were gone did I realize
They were getting new friends to add to our happy family
They were only demanding I cheer up
They were receiving enough to prepare to give their love
And that they were only walking away to find a rose to give me.
If only I knew,
Before I turned my back on them…
….And walked on.