An Old College Poem

You’ll never know
That I’m only here
Because of you.

I’ll never tell you that
I live because of you.

My mother, my brother
My sister, my friends
My father, my people.

I live only for the people
Who cry when others feel pain
They would cry if I left.
I can’t cause others pain.
I can’t have them feel what I do.

And that is why
You’ll never know
I’m only here for you.

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