Backbone, noun: spine, spinal column, vertebral column, vertebrae; back, mainstay, cornerstone, foundation, chief support, buttress, pillar, tower of strength, strength of character, strength of will, firmness, resolution, resolve, determination, fortitude, pluck, pluckiness, nerve, courage, mettle, spirit, moral fiber, guts, spunk, grit, true grit.
Cheapen, verb: demean, debase, degrade, lower, humble, devalue, abase, discredit, disgrace, dishonor, shame, humiliate, mortify, prostitute, reduce, lower (in price), cut, mark down, discount, slash.
Dangle, verb: hang (down), droop, swing, sway, wave, trail, stream, wave, swing, jiggle, brandish, flourish, offer, hold out; entice someone with, tempt someone with.
The minutes turned into hours
The hours into days
Which turned into weeks
Waiting and waiting
I cheapened myself
To no more than an after thought
With little backbone left
I dialed and said
As you dangle your sweet love
As a sweet candy treat
Lost in the moment
Feeling cheap and worthless
I knew this was the moment
To have some backbone
As you continued to dangle your
sweet talk before me like a candy treat
This was the moment of reckoning
Your sweet talk no more