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Studies show that no one cares,
We are all percentages, all statistics,
Numbers that rise each passing year,
Promises to change made then broken.

Adults in power, young bystanders,
Share guilt, feign innocence,
False narratives told for comfort,
Afraid again of being the target.

Easier to forget, ignore signs,
Offered judgment yet refused responsibility,
Wishes now for time to be kind and rewind,
But studies show no one cared in the first place.

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Elaine Mullarkey

About the Author: Elaine Mullarkey

A wordsmith and bibliophile who also goes by the penname of Molly Lane. You can also check out my other written material on my Tumblr page

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