I’ll thank the ones who tried to stay,
Through sleepless nights and irrational fears.
I hope they make it through the day
And don’t lose themselves to tears.
When I decide to leave,
I hope that none will follow.
Open yourself up to grieve,
But don’t let yourself wallow.
Know that you’re not to blame.
For it is my own choice.
Here I have reclaimed,
My lying, trembling voice.