My Companions

There are many men that called upon

they knew me and came for help

they knew I had the tools to help

I never rejected them however bad

they were to me in the midst of my


We never found a common destiny

but we tolerated each other and

they took away my independence

that I most desired in life in a time

when I was searching for love in my


They offered me no drink that at one time

I had to provide at a high cost to my life

they had no consideration for me

my sympathies fell on deaf ears

I couldn\'t protect myself from their vile

their speech was similar to venom in