He smiled once but the smile got broken
Leaving his mouth in a downward curve
There once was laughter
So very long ago
Now his room is filled with silence
The pieces of him have been rearranged
All of him is there yet no one sees him
A shattered mind
Unable to be shocked back
No reset button to push
He wears his white jacket with five foot arms
Sits in his pillowed room
Rocking to an unheard beat
Unable to connect with the outside world
Who is to blame?
Was he too fragile?
A freak of nature?
Somehow deserving of this fate?
We may never know
His voice has been taken away
The spark has left his eyes
His happy ending has been taken away
That's what they say
So they lock him away
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