I have told you of my wish,
To leave and spread my wings,
To grow and learn some things,
I simply can’t do if I stay.
You drain my time and resources,
You claim me yet you envy me,
You wish for my pride in you,
Yet you can’t give me proof.
You say my standards are high,
I ask too much and give too little,
That my freedom of choice is selfishness,
And I should stay to keep you happy.
You wish for me like sunlight,
That I should be happy so you can be,
But I have emotions of my own,
And with you there is less so.
Give me my freedom and peace,
Live on your own and for yourself,
I do not wish to be your pillar,
When I need a support of my own.