Dragon Slayer


Benjamin please find your book
About the girl who ran away
Mom’s busy with her bills to cook      
now I've got your dinner to pay…
 ..…Wait, What did I just say?…

 

A mother, a sister,
a teacher, a daughter
A voter, a coach, a client, a shrink, 
a neighbor and a friend
And I know when my

young ones rise up tomorrow
I will start it all over again

 

To top all that Mom’s on a mission
She’s gotta fight for the underdog
beyond the walls of this ol' kitchen
I wanna right all that’s gone wrong
While filling their plates
I’m emptying my cup
Tired, frantic, running late  
(and I) Just can’t keep up
    
Trying to be everything
To everyone                   
Spreading myself too thin
And I’m coming undone
       
CHORUS
I don’t ride in on a high horse  
I drive a Kia Soul            
I’m no knight in shining armor             Why fight all I can’t control
         
Taking on more battles      
than I can afford               
Like I am slaying dragons  
with a double edge sword

 

I don’t try to pick a fight just    
Looking out for the little guy     
On a quest to be righteous  
I… won’t sleep if I don’t try
   
An advocate for my aging dad
On top of all the hats I wear  
Lift my kids up-
and I’ve got their backs
I’m a cheerleader ….
and a momma bear

 

While filling their plates
I’m emptying my cup
Fighting prejudice and hate        
Aiming at the enemy with love

 

Trying to be everything
To everyone                   
Yes a mess the world is in        
But I am only one    
                                      
REPEAT CHORUS

(Spoken:)
After the Election in 2016, 
when our country seemed 
so divided,
I contemplated what 
I could personally do 
to make things better;
I think we all did. 
I tried doing everything: marching, 
volunteering, donating, 
advocating, boycotting. 
I got quickly overwhelmed. 
That’s when I decided 
I needed to breathe, 
and realize I can’t 
be everything to everyone. 
Just continue to be 
the best daughter, friend,
neighbor, and parent that I can be. 
I determined my most important job 
is to continue raising my kids to be open-minded, open-hearted, 
and kind. 
For now, that’s enough.
     
It’s bedtime for my little guy             
We snuggle up to read
I look into his big brown eyes           
As we dream and make believe
  
Right here is our happy place       
Fills up my cup as it fills his plate               
We’re whole we’re loved
we’re home and safe                
Where slaying all those dragons 
can wait

 

‘Cause I don’t ride in 
on a high horse
I drive a Kia Soul         
I’m no knight in shining armor                      
Why fight all I can’t control
Taking on more battles 
than I can afford

 

Tonight I’m done slaying dragons
Son, I’m hanging up my sword

 

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