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  • 'Cheer up!'
    Cheer up, you say?
    Have you any idea what it took for him to get out of bed today?

    'Cheer up!'
    Cheer up, you besiege.
    Did you ever give that woman a thought?
    Her son died the other day.

    'Cheer up!'
    Cheer up, you spray
    To a mother of two who's husband left her
    And confessed that he's gay.

    'Cheer up!'
    Cheer up, you dictate
    To the teenage boy who's mother beats him
    and won't let him out to play.

    'Cheer up!'
    Cheer up, you Proclaim!
    I had never imagine I'd be told to cheer up
    When I almost took my own life today.

    'Cheer up!'
    Ha! Cheer up, you say?
    I bet you didn't contemplate how your words may affect someone's life, today.


    Written: February 12th 2017
    Photo: April 5th 2016
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