"You think you're pretty,
but I can make you a princess.
You think you're happy,
but I can make you truly forget
all about the ghosts of your past.
You think you know what you're doing,
but I can steal away your fears and worries
and give you a goal to strive for.
You think your greatest worry is whether or not you'll eat a week from now,
but I can make your greatest worry
what clothes you'll wear this morning.
You think you may never love again,
but I can make the thought of love
never cross your mind.
You think you may be left without a job,
but I can ensure you're given
a new duty every day.
You think your friends will leave one day,
but I can assure you they'll be
right there beside you.
You think you're in control, but the truth is,
look behind you and you'll find
I already own
every fiber of your being."
By the time I read the final word, I could feel the cold steel blade against the back of my neck, tears streaming from my eyes. It was no question. I never even got to say goodby