Insecurities

I've been pushed around, but no more, no more.

I've been shoved to the ground, but no more, no more.

I've been lied to, shouted down, cast aside, made a clown,

Spat upon, played upon, piled upon, preyed upon,

Tantalized, plagiarized, satirized, tyrannized,

Ostracized, terrorized, paralyzed, victimized,

But no more. No more. No more! No more!

I won't wallow in their cries. I'll stop listening to their lies.

I won't be what I despise. I'll never compromise.

No more. No more. No more. No more!

 

They're like voices in my head, ever casting doubt and dread,

Try to lure me to their bed, then make me feel far worse than dead.

Mocking all I hope to be, they strip the gears of destiny

And work to cage the inner me so that I'll never rise to be free! Truly free!

But no more! No more! No more! No more!

I won't wallow in their cries. I'll stop listening to their lies.

I won't be what I despise. I'll never compromise.

No more! No more! No more! No more!

I won't wallow in their cries! I'll stop listening to their lies!

I won't be what I despise! I'll never compromise!

No more! No more! No more! No more!

-- Words and music copyright April 2013 by Kirby Lee Davis