He thought so little of me I became small, So small I hardly knew me at all. His expectations of me were low as the grave, So I tried to fulfill in my usual way. I was as clean and quiet as I could be with a bottle of pills and a whiskey neat. But the pills fell away when I heard a voice, Whisper inside that "life is a choice". "Love empowers and never destroys, but love will die without any voice." So I spoke up, and I stood my ground, and that is why I am here with you now. Copyright 2003-2015 Grace Lindsay. This is an original work by Grace, if you wish to publish it please contact her.