i am shouting.


you can hurt me,
but you can't hurt my religion.
it's not funny when you throw the books in the fire,
and it hurts when i try to smile crookedly.

you can hurt me,
but you can't hurt my family.
they're all i have left, more than myself
and i'll go before i let you take them.

you can hurt me,
but you can't hurt my beloved.
it takes two to be one, and it's my fault anyways
i was the siren, and i am the sinner.

you can hurt me,
but you can't hurt my friends.
actually you might as well, because
i don't give a shit about what i don't have.