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I Am Not Your Enemy

What is this will to criticize
When presumption is a gun that fires both ways
All we are is mirrors
And you hate what you see

But in truth
It may just as soon be something in yourself
That you despise about me

Pick a fight as you demonize
As I hang on my own tongue
Are you so victorious for finding out I'm human
Drawing blood from idol "gods"
The pedestals we place each-other on

Disappointed to come terms with imperfection
Sabotaged by expectation, I can't beat you to rejection

Inadequacy of projected wills to compare
Circling like vultures overhead
Picking apart from a place of discontentment
Do you feel more alive when I play dead?

Misunderstandings and mutual exiles
Relegated to partial points of view
You've already got your mind made up about me
But I'm still trying to get a read on you

No need to give voice to anyone else
When you've decided that you're right
When perception is delusion
I'm casualty to your own fight

And tell me what's it worth to you
When bitterness is a lonely place to be
Remorseless and self dignified
You don't know that I am not your enemy

Keep things in perspective
When the anger comes in like a flood
You are not my battle
The devil is not of flesh and blood...
cloventongue89
Written by cloventongue89 (Nathaniel Peter)
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