Understanding

Young eyes stare at nothing
Aged beyond understanding
Their depths roil with memories they lived through
Bravery is a lie
Made by people in buildings painted white
A knowing no youth should face
A life torn asunder by
The act of surviving

Laugh
Because you are still alive
Even if not as whole
As you once were
Smile ur wide smile
Feign innocence
Even though
You are all the darker
For the imitation.

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