Thank you for parting ways when my road turned to black;
And after the risk and benefit for all, on an individual basis we are nothing as we fall;
Thank you for that muzzle not allowing me to speak, to be treated like an animal is no sign of defeat;
For whoever has a black and heavy heart, is quite unable to acquire a lasting spark;
I speak individually and to individuals concerned, not what others say nor how they were burned;
Thank you for toughening me up and making my heart ice cold, for isn’t that what you wanted: to finally break the mould?
Thank you for parting ways when my road turned to black; and it's not my concern if you don't come back.
~ G McK