She descends the stairway, she has no goodbyes
It’s the only fair way, she’s heard all the lies
Heads for the door, it’s no fun anymore
As an unpaid whore for a lifetime.
Where are the answers, where do you start
To empty your head and protect your heart?
Nowhere to go, who wants to know
A woman alone for a lifetime.
She looks for the daylight that hides from the night
From valleys of duty to mountains of right
No longer fears the sighs and the tears
Of a faithful wife for a lifetime.
She takes as her playground the ends of the earth
The womb of her spirit about to give birth
To her own mind, one of a kind
A woman she’ll know for a lifetime.
This poem was adapted by Ronnie Taheny for a track called Tell Your Story Walkin’ on her album ‘Valentines Prey’, released in 1996.