My friend, sometimes, I just want to apologise
Not for my actions, but for my past
For me; as part of the community, that brought you down for years
Life gave me insights; Insights, I wish could have when I was younger.
My friend, life for you was an indescribable pain
And what we did? We just watched
Watching domestic violence, feeling the bitter side of life
Witnessing fathers proudly ignorant, mothers neglecting hugs.
My friend, now we are grown men
Each of us with scars that are never shown to the world.
My secret wish, to hug you and say I’m sorry, my friend
Sorry for the society of deaf that raised us to be ‘’tough’’.
My friend, I know what you’ve witnessed
I’ve heard the rumors, I’ve seen it with my eyes & you were only child
When you needed us, the most, we failed you
Your pain is my pain, but none of my tears can give your childhood back.
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