Today I stood along the path you had set for me
I stared at the worn footprints leading the way
I took a step and then one more before I turned to see
Where I had come from
How far I had gone
And what more was left ahead of me.
The stretch of endless oblivion mocked me with its length
I curled my fingers into fists and decided then and there
To leave that path that you had set for me
To forge ahead
And make another without you there
Meant only for me
Where the journey was mine and not yours
Where I could finally be free.