When you see someone you love in need
Often times the first instinct is to help out
You want to erase all pain, sorrow, & doubt
To see their minds at ease & hearts freed
Sometimes, things work out for those we love
Our efforts are successful & they’re grateful
Other times, things go awry and instead they’re hateful
Or we’re simply taken for granted & we cry to heaven above
Why is that sometimes those who are supposed to be closest to us
Are the ones that cause us the most heartache & pain
It should be easy to walk away from those only interested in what they can gain
But when there’s bonds that tie, it’s often not easy to leave without a fuss
Sometimes we never find the strength to walk away
For we’re family, family sticks together always, right?
Other times though, we rid the toxic from our sight
And we see there’s no shame in not wanting to stay
We ought to look out for one another, especially our family
But there’s nothing wrong with not tolerating abuse
Sometimes we find after trying to help for so long, what’s the use?
One can only try for so long before they need to set themselves free.