Wise Eyes

Posted on May 6, 2013

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The man just turned seventy
he’s seen a lot
Suffered severely
wanted it or not

His family has been through
more than most can take
All he has is cynical views
humanity he now forsakes

There’s a boy of seventeen
already seen too much
But with him knowledge he’s gleaned
he’s already grown up

Things a person shouldn’t see
in their lifetime
You lose the sense to believe
and the wonder of life

A girl in her twenties late
has been through the mill
Her life been dark not great
so much seen does she feel

All have gained experience
through life’s laid path
Stories to tell, none will bend
wise eyes but dealt bad cards

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