She works twelve straight hours and never gets thanked,

Cleaning up the messes that other people make.

She works her fingers right down to the bone,

Just so she’ll have a place to clean when she gets home.

 

The love left her marriage many years ago

And the emptiness surrounds her like a halo

But it’s the only safe place she has ever known

And she’ll stay here until her kid is grown.

 

And She Cries

And She Cries

 

He tells her all those hurtful lies

And forgets just how hard she tries

He ignores her when she sighs,

And She Cries.

 

She can’t remember when she bought something for herself

Or when she took the time to just be by herself.

She can’t remember when her life has been about her

She can’t remember when she ever felt secure.

 

She can’t forget the way he makes her feel

And she can’t forget the whole ordeal

She can’t forget that they’ve grown apart

And she can’t forget her broken heart.

 

And She Cries

And She Cries

 

He tells her all those hurtful lies

And forgets just how hard she tries

He ignores her when she sighs,

And She Cries.

 

She thinks about the way her life was meant to be

And She Cries.

©2006 Jay Schryer

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