The path of least resistance,

To tumble with the herd,

Learn lies word for word,

An easy choice to make,

An easy road to take.

A shameful dark persistence,

An urgency to be free,

A struggle to be she,

A bite inside the mind,

A blistered, broken hind.

She lost her feet and trampled,

Beneath the braying herd,

Their broken, hurtful words,

The ending was an end,

A most merciful friend.