Bend Over Backwards

I’ve spent
my whole life
trying to please
everyone in sight.
And trust me,
it’s really not
a doable task
by any means.

The only thing
I’ve gotten out of it
is being taken advantage of
in the worst way.

I’ve tried but I cannot
I repeat: I cannot
make others happy,
I’ve learned that
the hard way,
many times over
yet still I’ve never been
one to turn
my back on anyone.
It’s just not who I am.