I fought the battle

And lost

I tried to hold my ground

Tried to stand tall

But I was pushed back

Beaten down

At first, I bent

Not willing to back down

Then I began to weaken

My strength failed

My will disappeared

And I was pushed back

My defenses fell

I was driven down

Never to stand again

I gave up, let go

Tired of fighting

A battle I wasn't going to win

The odds were against me

I thought I could beat them

But I couldn't

My own strength wasn't enough

To hold me up, to keep me standing

Firmly in place

Now it's over

The enemy has won

And I'm still here

A broken, bruised and bleeding mess

The only thing that remains