You used to control me
Now you control me no more.
You used to be a leader
But now you aren’t my leader.
You weren’t a bitch
But now you are queen bitch.
No longer will I listen to you
No longer can you put me down
No longer will I try to make you proud
No longer will I care what you have to say.
I’m free from you and feel amazing
Hakuna Matata, no worries for me
With you gone I can be the true me
Don’t need to hide myself as you can see.
Stressed constantly, trying to prove to you
Trying to prove that I’m worth something
You ignored me, doubted me, degraded me,
Yet I still wanted your stamp of approval.
You are supposed to be a good leader
A leader who cares for her followers
You ignore me and the youngest ones
But that’s perfectly fine with me.
You won’t be helpful to them
Yet they need a guide through the dark
I understand them and care for them
And so without you, them I will lead.
I may not be the best
I may mess up sometimes
But I know what makes a great leader
Strength, knowledge, compassion, kindness.
You must be strong for when they are not
You must have knowledge to give and pass to them
You must have compassion to show you’re there for them
You must be kind to show them you care for them.
These four skills all lead to one you lack
Respect, something you must work for
For I worked for your respect but received none
So I never gave you respect for I had no reason to give it.
So while I will never be as talented as you
I know that those who I will lead will respect me
I’ve worked with them, trained them, cared for them
I am ready to lead them, unlike you who wouldn’t.
I hope you are happy with the result
Those that I lead will follow and listen to me
I can give them more knowledge and wisdom
I can show them how to have fun and get work done.
So don’t worry about me or them
I know they can achieve greatness led by me
For you never allowed them to show their potential
And now you will control them no more.
Okay? Is that the only thing you have to say?
Well let me point out that you obviously don’t care
You don’t care about the youngest ones leaving you
You don’t care about me because I know you doubt me.
You doubt the youngest ones will leave you for me
You doubt my ability to lead but you don’t understand
I can be a great leader, the great leader someone was for me
I will help those I lead discover their amazing potential.
We tried to fix our friendship
Correction, I tried to fix it
You just continued to ignore me
But this just ignited the fire within.
I’m not an extreme attention seeker
I enjoy attention when I really want it
You ignoring me hurt me and started our feud
You are the reason why I’ve been ready to lead.
I should be thanking you, you would say
Why thank the person who gave insults and pain
I built myself up only for you to knock me down
But there’s something I have that you never will.
You may be talented and smart
You may more experience in life
You may even have a better life than I do
But the one thing you lack is what I have.
I’ve always been determined to be the best
I may not always be the best but I never give up
I don’t admit defeat easily as I push past my limits
For I always urge myself to be better than the rest.
I may not be smart and beautiful like you
But I am smart and beautiful in my own way
I may not have as many followers as you
But my followers are honest, honest unlike you.
Unlike you, I will not be disappointed in them
Unlike you, I will build them up instead of down
Unlike you, I will connect with every one of them
Unlike you, I will leave my knowledge behind with them.
So say goodbye to the young ones
Say goodbye to a possible protege
Say goodbye to a new leader
As you control me no more.