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Sunday, April 21, 2013

the mental scars only grow deeper

J.J. Campbell

it's walking through
a grocery store and
watching a father
beat a lesson into
his son

a part of you wants
to step in but another
part of you understands
it's none of your business

bruises heal you
surmise as you walk
by and say a silent

even the lord knows
the mental scars only
grow deeper with time

you hold back the urge
to tell the boy while the
father is looking away

accept the beating

it will make you
stronger and one
day you'll be
strong enough
to seek your

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