It’s why I drink, it’s why I ate People please, ingratiate I feel the pull so many times To flit away when pressures rise. Escape from my emotions. Discomfort’s locomotion. I know that if I just would face Compulsion would disintegrate. Yet still I fight with all my might To still the noise and shed some light, But this you taught me, “Settle in. Your inner freedom lies therein.” So let me sit down face to face With my emotions of disgrace. What is this thing I’d rather hide Than move on through, devilify? Boredom, fear, resentment near The things I flee are never clear. Hurt feelings hint unworthiness, A valueless defensiveness. They tell me to sit down with you In shame or hurt which ’ere I stew, What if I could learn to step out to see what this is all about? What image does now come to mind When I do hear these 'friends' unkind? A picture pulls the feeling from My inner mind, its harm undone. Now onto tone, incessant drone Is it one I should condone? Who is it speaks with so much haste That echoes through my thoughts now laced? The father of dishonesty He mocks and sneers quite haughtily I think I have no inner choice When in me speaks this foul voice. Yet something else you taught me clear That it’s my Will that let’s him steer Or does reject his foul voice And in the Truth choose to rejoice! Get out of here! You have no place You long ago chose your disgrace In Jesus’ name, God, come between That wretch and me, call down Your Queen! Our Lady, will you mother me? Remind me who I am to thee? Your Spouse and Son and Father Three Protect, Restore, Remember Me.