I asked

I asked

You to stop

And think

About what you were doing

To all of us

But you couldn’t

That thing that controlled you, owned you, broke you

Took you away

As it wanted to do

I asked

The person we knew best why

This had to happen to us

The answer came

In the shrug of the shoulders

In the sideways glance of the eyes

I asked

Never again

I asked

I asked

You to stop

And think

About what you were doing

To all of us

But you couldn’t

That thing that controlled you, owned you, broke you

Took you away

As it wanted to do

I asked

The person we knew best why

This had to happen to us

The answer came

In the shrug of the shoulders

In the sideways glance of the eyes

I asked

Never again