What could have been.

We were hopeful then.
We saw the future that could,
we saw the people that would
we did not see the truth.

When they took the parents from the children
and the husbands from the wives
we saw what we wanted
we did not see the truth.

We lived in a state of promise
we lived in a state of fear
and yet we hoped, for
we did not see the truth.

It was our fight, our loss
it was our responsibility,
though we never took any, since
we did not see the truth.

The battles were fought by those
whose eyes were unclouded,
not by us, though it was our battle too.
We did not see the truth.

Today we remain
relics of what was and
examples of what could
hoping that others, now, can see the truth.

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