She never thought he'd be an addict
Desperately searching for an escape;
Drenched in yesterday's misery
That only fueled his hurt and hate.
She never thought he'd travel
Down a road so dark and long,
She never thought he'd be a thief
Or a liar, but she was wrong.
She never thought he'd be a dealer
Feeding souls the same abuse,
That brought about the worst in him,
But it was left for him to choose.
She never thought he'd go to prison.
Looking forward to a call
From a quiet, careworn angel
Who was beginning to build a wall.
She never thought she'd leave him.
He meant everything to her.
She wrote him one more letter;
The next few weeks were just a blur.
He never thought he'd miss her.
Couldn't she understand his pain?
It was he who wore the shackles,
But her heart was bound in chains.
Despite the pain he'd caused her,
He never thought he'd see the day
When the quiet, careworn angel
Spread her wings and flew away.