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Rated: E · Fiction · Emotional · #2220948
Abby remembers the last time she was a part of something.
         Abby was surprised when they stopped to eat lunch. They sat down in the grass of a park and pulled out food, which made her wonder how far they were walking. Still, she was curious enough that she couldn’t make herself break away. Also, just walking away now and going home alone seemed a little humiliating.
         The leader did not eat with them. He stood staring into the distance. She wanted to go up to him and ask… anything, really, she wasn’t sure. He was so mysterious and terrifying that she had to wonder how he had any followers at all. How he spoke to them, made them commit themselves the way that they did. They must have had a goal in mind, or they wouldn’t be doing this.
         Abby remembered the last time that she was a part of something. It was a group for women’s rights. But where she stood on the policies, the others were more passionate. They tried desperately to interfere with her life so that it was only about women’s rights and nothing else. She finally burned out because she couldn’t keep up with them. They showed no compassion for her “trivial” problems. Now, while she cared about women’s rights, she couldn’t think about it without thinking of them.
         Someone came over to her and gave her food. Before she could ask the woman anything, she walked away. “I guess I’m just another soul in this passionate fight,” she said, not even contemplating what the fight may be about. She wanted to be a part of something. She wanted to fight again. No matter what the cost.

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Just stop enough of the venomous critical comments on my life
Just stop the judgment and all of your pseudo-involvement in my life
Sit back a moment, and look at the miracle starting in the light
Don't stop a moment, and let the incredible happen knowing that
All that you want is to criticize
Something for nothing
And all that I want is forgiveness one more time
To be the best in the world
Just stop with all of your little deliberate problems with my life
Enough of all the crippling, terrible pain we feel inside
Step back a moment, remember how the miracle started in the light
Take back the torment; I'll only enjoy this moment knowing that
All that you want is to criticize
Something for nothing
And all that I want is forgiveness one more time
I know that
All that we want is to feel inside
Some kind of comfort
With all that we've done
We can hide
We'll be the best in the world
All I ever wanted was to be a real source of compassion
From the moment that we found ourselves drowning
All I ever wanted was to be a real source of compassion
From the moment that we found ourselves drowning
All that you want is to criticize
Something for nothing
And all that I want is forgiveness one more time
I know that
All that we want is to feel inside
Some kind of comfort
With all that we've done
We can hide
We'll be the best in the world
We'll be the best in the world
Just stop enough of the venomous critical comments on my life
Just stop the judgment and all of your pseudo-involvement in my life
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