"It"

I want to drive it out
By knife or by flame
I can no longer handle the pain
I want it gone, I need it gone

It has hold of me
It has control of me

I tried to be numb to it
I took pills till there was no more
And still each day I have to endure

I can’t ignore it, I have to face it
I try to run, but it wins

I want to be swept away
To be nothing more than ash
I can’t escape this past