Stephen’s Statements A little bit of everything from Stephen Duncan Jr, a Software Developer in Portland, Oregon

Little Girl

I see a little girl
sitting with her parents
plainly combed hair, and glasses

She eats with her parents
she tells them about what she's learned
she is still happy with those wholesome, simple pleasures

And I begin to think:
This girl will grow up to be good
she will make her parents proud

But I remember what I have seen
I remember those around me
all the people I thought would be good

And I see all the corruption
I see all the mistakes they will never fix
I see what has happened to those who were once good little boys and girls

And so I damn them
for taking away my faith in humankind
for stealing my hope in a little girl.