You tell me that you love me,
And say your life is rough;
But when all you can give are words,
Your love just isn't enough.
I wish sometimes you'd grow a backbone,
Stand up for me and care,
Show you have more than a heart of stone,
I wish you had been there.
You shut your eyes and ears,
And walked away from me;
You never realized my fears,
And now you'll finally see.
I'm not some dog to train,
Or a child to chastise;
You never understood the strain,
Of what it meant for me to try.
Once I was your little girl,
And now I'm a butterfly,
It's time for my wings to unfurl,
And for me to learn to fly.
I refuse to scrape and bow,
I'm done with tears and strife;
The thing that I want most now,
Is just to live my life.