You ask too much,
You take too much,
And when I have nothing left to give
You still hold your hand out
Like a tax collector collecting his dues.
I gave you everything I had,
I’ve done all that you have asked,
But you still expect more.
And I can't give that to you,
not when it feels like the whole world is against me
Crushing me beneath the weight of its shoes
As if I were nothing.
But I guess I am nothing,
Nothing to you at least
And for all that I do,
It will never be enough for you
Because you will always take more
Then what you are given.
So I cook and clean,
I wash and dry,
I tend to the fires so they never die,
And live under your rule
As if I was Rapunzel trapped in her tower.
Except I have no one to save me from you,
No rescuer or knight in shining armor,
No prince to sweep me off my feet,
No fairy godmother to wave her magic wand.
So I gave up on fairytales long ago,
When no one came,
when the clock struck midnight.
Because at the end of the day
the only one who can save me,