I've been slipping away from you
but your strings have pulled my back.
Attached so tightly to my chest,
they possess the strength I lack.
I could not bear to be the pawn
that is forced to make your moves,
I could not be the sacrifice
which your cunning game removes.
It's about time I removed myself
and focused upon my own play,
keeping an eye on the options
which present themselves day by day.