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I Shouldn't Say This

By Lee Nelson

Blunt force takes lives

and in whispering

betterment

we say

changes lives

but it takes those too.

 

You can make best

a new life

but the take?

It's been taken.

It is gone.

 

I've heard therapists

and I've seen the best

make the best

reinvent

cope

and quite often

help

pay forward.

 

Everyone should witness

the pay forward.

It's an absolute best

human love.

They look.

They see.

They help.

Either that

or cry and die.

 

And there are armies

of the defeated.

They refuse

this love.

They insist

what you and I

have

simple

mechanical

options

taken

that are all

the world

of life

of happiness

despite

many of us

never knowing

happiness.

 

"Give it to me straight,"

they say.

"Give it to me straight.

Don't sugar coat it.

Tell me."

 

God knows

the dimes for

"give it to me

straight."

 

In all your

disillusionment

you are a fool

to ask.

 

I'm a fool

to tell you.

 

 

 

 

 

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