I feel my anxious inner child cry,
I've only myself to soothe tears dry.
You prey in a shadowed nightmare,
To condemn, entrap, hurt and ensnare.
A precipice so deep so vast,
formed from tears of an abusive past.
Raging torrent erode the wall,
Just below my feet as I crawl
A path of destruction trying to drown me,
Cursed with only the callous treachery.
I crawl tooth and nail along a precipice.
Rebelliously, glare into your eyes, shaking a fist.
Your perniciousness for me I stubbornly defy
In spite of the anxious inner child's cry.
Your abuse resonates in my brain.
Doggedly I climb, in spite of residues that remain
I refuse to bow to your sadistic reign,
Come on daddy bring on the pain!
I'll never concede to being your slave,
I curse YOU, as I dance on your grave.
You can steal my serenity, consigning scars,
You can try to build the precipice to the stars.
You can’t cheat me of the self-respect I hold.
This tenacious soul will never be sold.