Subtly it starts, innocuous almost

The first cry with oxygen, lids open wide

Cold noisy and scared you find soft arms waiting

Welcoming the world quiets a soft voice drifts

This isn't so bad, maybe you can enjoy this

Too soon it seems time has turned over with pain

Never enough time everyone makes demands

You want to cry want to scream want to escape

They won't let you they need you miserable

Your mind goes numb your brain shuts down you give up

Now they have won you only scream in your head

How much would you pay to taste serenity

To make them stop exploiting your every worth

How much of your short life will you let them steal

How much of your short life will you waste helpless

How long will you wait for something to happen

When will you finally take control from them

What are you really waiting for in the end