I need to breathe

To count to ten

And wish this would all end

Shaking hands

Ragged breath

I can't lose control

Not now

And I pray for patience

For those times when I just want to lose control

Frustrated by all they expect of me

I want to tell them

To scream it in their faces

That I'm not who they make me out to be

I want to leave

'Cause I just can't take it anymore

But I know I'll stay

To take the abuse and criticism as it comes

And it'll start the circle all over again


Count to ten

And pray for it all end