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Anthony Hickman #02161297
8/2/2020

Cry Tears Little Boy

Can you understand the boy who was shunned as a child?
Understanding that he was taught to display anger instead of a smile,
Hurting by the door, realizing that Dad was never coming home,
Or Mama smiling in your face while high off drugs,
But you still never speak on what was known.
The cycle of my mind is like wondering why the world is round to a tee,
Or maybe like, wondering why you can’t see oxygen
But believing you can breathe,
Transitioning in a world and realizing there’s no one like you,
Or growing up with no father and everyone expecting
You to break the cycle,
Cry,
For being damaged, Cry for the friends that died,
Cry for the performances but no one was there for you,
Cry until there’s nothing left,
No one understands this pain,
So cry for yourself,
Because until the day you cry,
You’ll never fill that Void
The man that you wish to become will always be
Hidden inside the “Little Boy”

Anthony Hickman 05/14/20

 

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