Why must I suffer you?
Why are you my burden to bare?
You are not my chain but my shackles.
I am bound to you.
Why must your wrath be my pain?
Your bitter words are like cannon balls fired at my soul.
Why must I suffer this pain?
Why must my love suffer such heartache?
I kneel and plead before you not to be the whipping boy for your anger.
But as I suffer this hell I must suffer your vengeance as well.
You claim that you are the master.
And I'm the soul you wish to enslave.
You claim that you love me.
But anger hides in the words as you say them aloud.
You blame me for all that is wrong.
And I suffer in silence as you tell me over and over how I have failed you again.
As a single tear falls onto my pillow I lay there remembering why I suffer.