The Parting

Paranoia overtakes
And threatens to succeed
A life of living terror
Born of obsessive need

A worried dream of gunfire
A shadow of a knife
Exact revenge for leaving
The price could be my life

Cat paws landing on the fence
I jump out of my skin
Tortured by the sudden noise
I feel you closing in

Evidence that you were here
To steal my privacy
Plainly lying on the floor
You've read my diary

Lurking not too gracefully
A hidden camera man
Hired gun to shoot my life
Ducked down in his white van

Leave me be and let it go
And please stop breaking in
Accept with quiet parting
Find courage from within

Honor me with solitude
And grant me days of peace
Grace me with unfrozen nights
I beg you stalker please