You expect me to wait

Like the wounded person I am

Tried to hide me from the world

Scared of all the things I never saw

A toy set on your shelf

Manipulated by your strings

You said I was your "everything"

Something you could look at

Never saw it coming

That I thirsted for knowledge

Tired of being kept on the shelf

In one swift movement

I cut the strings

You watched me fall to the ground

You even spit in my face

Standing on my own for the first time

Brought a smile to my face

You never expected me to walk away

You never expected me to say

" Never Again"

As I shut the door to innocence

I learned what a woman I could be