One Word

By Madeline Heuss


A lifetime of happiness and hugs


An image they never thought they would see


A simple way to light up their day


The first thing to make them cut

Everything you say

Could make or break someone’s day

They could finally be okay

Or slowly fade away

The scars inside don’t always heal

Because once something is broken, it will never look new

You have to control what you say and do

Because you never know what someone is going through


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